Manhattan has Macy's; London has Selfridges. With 540,000 sq. ft. of selling space, the flagship Selfridges & Co. department store is still one of the biggest stores in the world and one of the top shops on London's posh Oxford Street. Selfridges also runs two smaller department stores in Manchester and a fourth location in Birmingham. The upmarket retailer sells a wide selection of brand-name fashion apparel, accessories, and housewares, but it aims to entertain as well with 15 in-store bars, cafés, and restaurants and a nearby 250-room, four-star hotel. Founded in 1909 by Gordon Selfridge -- an American -- Selfridges is owned by the Canadian billionaire W. Galen Weston (chairman of George Weston).
Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
6,092 (est)
Selfridges was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at Selfridges

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly

Group Managing Director
Willard Gordon Galen Weston

Willard Gordon Galen Weston

Chairman and President
Sue West

Sue West

Director of Operations
Anne Pitcher

Anne Pitcher

Managing Director of Selfridges UK

Selfridges Office Locations

Selfridges has offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Stretford
London, GB (HQ)
400 Oxford St
Stretford, GB
1 The Dome, The Trafford Centre
Manchester, GB
1 Exchange St
Birmingham, GB
Upper Mall East

Selfridges Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Selfridges Financial Metrics

Selfridges's revenue was reported to be £587.2 m in FY, 2016 which is a 4% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

587.2 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

349.5 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

76.6 m

Cash (30-Jan-2016)

79.1 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


530 m565.6 m587.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

206.3 m227.2 m237.7 m

Gross profit

323.7 m338.4 m349.5 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Pre tax profit

94.2 m97.6 m94.3 m

Net Income

71.5 m73 m76.6 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


79.9 m49.1 m79.1 m

Accounts Receivable

25.8 m34.8 m31.7 m

Current Assets

249.5 m247.3 m290.4 m


191.8 m201.5 m213.7 m


10.3 m15.9 m

Total Assets

441.3 m459.1 m520 m

Accounts Payable

63.7 m64 m65.2 m

Current Liabilities

155.9 m133.9 m152.5 m

Total Liabilities

207.9 m190.8 m179.2 m

Retained Earnings

28.1 m40.7 m48.4 m

Total Equity

233.4 m268.3 m340.8 m

Financial Leverage

1.9 x1.7 x1.5 x
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Income Taxes Paid

(22.7 m)(24.6 m)(17.7 m)
Y, 2016

Financial Leverage

1.5 x

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Selfridges News and Updates

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Santa comes to Selfridges early – and he's everywhere

From setting off confetti cannons to unveiling more than a dozen festive windows, Oxford Street’s top draw launches its Christmas campaignSanta Claus is back, but not quite as we may remember him. Relaxing in a hot tub filled with coloured ‘baubles’ and strutting his stuff under a spinning disco bal…

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