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)
5,972 (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
John Edgar

John Edgar

Finance Director
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, Stretford
London, GB
Stretford, GB
Manchester, GB
Birmingham, GB

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Selfridges Summary

Founding Date


Selfridges Financials

We estimate that Selfridges's revenue is £530 m in FY, 2014 which is a 6.3% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015


£530 m£565.6 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of sales

£206.3 m£227.2 m

Gross profit

£323.7 m£338.4 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

£235.9 m£248 m

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