Boots UK Limited (formerly Boots the Chemists), trading as Boots, is a British health and beauty retailer and pharmacy chain in the United Kingdom and other countries and territories including Ireland, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Thailand and Indonesia. The parent company, The Boots Company plc, merged with Alliance UniChem in 2006 to form Alliance Boots. … Read more

Europe’s largest golf retailer. They have 99 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and they are still growing! They stock a full range of golf equipment for golfers of all levels, including irons, drivers, putters, package sets, balls, shoes, clothing, plus much more. Both in-store and online, they have expert teams on … Read more

Wowcher Ltd is the second-largest British e-commerce deal of the day site in the UK and Ireland. The site allows subscribers access to products and services from local merchants. It serves 52 cities around the UK and Ireland. Founded in 2009 by Nicholas Brummitt and bought in 2011 by DMG Media, Wowcher currently has a … Read more

New Look is a British global fashion retailer with a chain of high street shops. It was founded in 1969. The chain sells womenswear, menswear, and clothing for teens. New Look was founded by Tom Singh in Taunton, Somerset, in 1969. Since then the company has expanded and previously operated across a chain of over … Read more

Currys is a British electrical retailer operating in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, owned by Dixons Carphone and selling home electronics and household appliances. Established as a bicycle retailer in 1927, Currys expanded the range of goods sold and from the 1960s became a major retailer of household electrical items. In 1984 the … Read more

AO World (commonly called “AO” or “AO.com”) is an electrical retailer based in Bolton, England. It operates in the United Kingdom (ao.com) and Germany (ao.de) specialising in household appliances and electricals. The company was founded under the name Appliances Online by John Roberts in 2000. Prior to this, during a conversation in a Bolton pub, … Read more

Boots UK Limited (formerly Boots the Chemists), trading as Boots, is a British health and beauty retailer and pharmacy chain in the United Kingdom and other countries and territories including Ireland, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Thailand and Indonesia. The parent company, The Boots Company plc, merged with Alliance UniChem in 2006 to form Alliance Boots. … Read more

ASOS plc is a British online fashion and cosmetic retailer. The company was founded in 2000 in London, primarily aimed at young adults. The website sells over 850 brands as well as its own range of clothing and accessories, and ships to all 196 countries from fulfilment centres in the UK, USA and Europe. ASOS … Read more

JD Sports Fashion plc, more commonly known as JD Sports or JD, is a British sports fashion retail company based in Bury, Greater Manchester, England with shops throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. The letters JD in JD Sports stand for the initials of the founders of the … Read more

Wayfair Inc. is an American e-commerce company that sells furniture and home goods. Formerly known as CSN Stores, the company was founded in 2002. Their digital platform offers 14 million items from more than 11,000 global suppliers. The online company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Wayfair has offices and warehouses throughout the United States as … Read more

Halfords Group PLC is the UK’s largest retailer of motoring and cycling products and services. Through Halfords Autocentre, they provide vehicle servicing, MOT, maintenance and repairs in the United Kingdom. As of June 2021, Halfords has 404 stores, 3 Performance Cycling stores (trading as Tredz and Giant), 374 garages (trading as Halfords Autocentres, McConechys and … Read more

H&M is a Swedish multinational clothing retail company known for its fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers, and children. As of November 2019, H&M operates in 74 countries with over 5,000 stores under the various company brands, with 126,000 full-time equivalent positions. It is the second-largest global clothing retailer, behind Spain-based Inditex (parent company of … Read more

Littlewoods was a retail and football betting company founded in Liverpool, England, by John Moores in 1923. By the 1980s, it had grown to become the largest private company in Europe but subsequently declined in the face of increased competition from rivals and the Internet. The original company – employing 4,000 people – was wound … Read more

PayPal Holdings, Inc. is an American multinational financial technology company operating an online payments system in the majority of countries that support online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods such as checks and money orders. The company operates as a payment processor for online vendors, auction sites and many … Read more

Klarna Bank AB, commonly referred to as Klarna, is a Swedish fintech company that provides online financial services such as payments for online storefronts and direct payments along with post-purchase payments. The company has more than 3,500 employees, most of them working at the headquarters in Stockholm and Berlin. In 2019, the company handled about … Read more

Marks and Spencer Group plc (commonly abbreviated to M&S and colloquially known as Marks’s or Marks & Sparks) is a major British multinational retailer with headquarters in London, England, that specialises in selling clothing, home products and food products, mostly of its own label. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a … Read more

Costco Wholesale Corporation (doing business as Costco Wholesale and also known simply as Costco) is an American multinational corporation that operates a chain of membership-only (needing a membership to shop there) big-box retail stores (warehouse club). As of 2020, Costco was the fifth largest retailer in the world, and the world’s largest retailer of choice … Read more

Schuh (pronounced “shoe”) is a footwear retailer based in Livingston, Scotland. It has 132 stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company is predominantly a branded shoe stockist, selling over 80 brands, including Converse, Vans, UGG, Nike, Adidas as well as its own Schuh label. 1981: opened the first store on Edinburgh’s North Bridge … Read more

John Lewis & Partners (formerly and commonly known as John Lewis) is a brand of high-end department stores operating throughout Great Britain, with concessions also located in the Republic of Ireland and Australia. The brand sells general merchandise as part of the employee-owned mutual organisation known as the John Lewis Partnership, the largest co-operative in … Read more

Tesco Clubcard (commonly referred and branded as Clubcard) is the loyalty card of British supermarket chain Tesco. The Clubcard scheme operates in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and several other countries. As of 2017 it has over 17 million users in the United Kingdom alone. When shopping at Tesco or using … Read more

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational technology company that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is one of the Big Five companies in the U.S. information technology industry, along with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook. The company has been referred to as “one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world”, as well as the world’s most valuable brand.

JD Williams & Company Ltd – was founded by James David Williams in 1859 when he started in business operating three mobile shops. It is the oldest brand within the parent company N Brown Group plc (LSE: BWNG) is an online retailer headquartered in Manchester, England. N Brown offers a range of products, predominantly clothing, footwear and homewares … Read more

Homebase is a British home improvement retailer and garden centre with stores across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Founded by Sainsbury’s and GB-Inno-BM in 1979, the company was owned by Home Retail Group from October 2006, until it was sold to the Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers in January 2016. Wesfarmers’ management was not a success, which had included an attempt to rebrand the business under … Read more

Habitat (a trading name of Argos Limited), is a brand of household furnishings in the United Kingdom and the main homewares brand within the Sainsbury’s group. Founded in 1964 by Sir Terence Conran, it merged with a number of other retailers in the 1980s to create Storehouse plc, before being sold to the Ikano Group, owned by the Kamprad family, in 1992. In December 2009 … Read more

Argos are busier than usual at the moment, so you may be waiting longer than normal to speak to someone. Store information Go to their store locator page to find opening times and contact details. You can use the availability checker on each product page to check whether an item is in stock at a certain … Read more

Established in November 2005 as a result of the merger of the former Littlewoods and Shop Direct companies, the retailer was known as Littlewoods Shop Direct Group until a corporate rebranding to Shop Direct Group in May 2008. In 2013, the company rebranded to Shop Direct, dropping the ‘group’ from its name. Shop Direct rebranded themselves to The Very Group in 2020. A business … Read more

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