Next is a relative newcomer to the UK retail market, having opened its first womenswear store in 1982. Within five months the group had 70 outlets open. In 1986 the group acquired mail order company Grattan and two years later launched its own directory business. With over 300 shops the group generates about three quarters of its revenue from its retail outlets. Almost all of the rest comes from its directory arm.

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Next boss Lord Wolfson has hit back at the Prime Minister’s claims that businesses like his want the government to

October 6, 2021
Next has warned it will shut all online operations to protect workers from the UK coronavirus crisis

Next, headed by Brexit-backing boss Lord Wolfson, has called on the government to relax immigration rules to ensure its operations

September 29, 2021
Gap To Close 19 UK and Ireland stores Amid Covid Pandemic Losses

Next will manage Gap’s online business in the UK and Ireland as a franchise partner, after the companies finalised an

September 17, 2021
City Of London Reacts To Coronavirus

City A.M.’s Millie Turner provides a roundup of the most important hires and job moves across the City, every Wednesday afternoon. Email to be featured. Pictet

September 1, 2021
The business secretary has written to firms telling them to hire UK-based workers facing an "uncertain future" to solve the current lorry driver shortage.

Lamenting the national lorry driver shortage, Next boss Lord Simon Wolfson has called on the Home Office to shape up

September 1, 2021

Next boss Lord Simon Wolfson has said endless video meetings risk “death by PowerPoint” as firms begin to feel the

September 1, 2021

British retailer Next is upping its full-year financial forecasts as consumers have flocked to stores in recent weeks to get

July 21, 2021

Businesses have continued to bow out of Myanmar after the bloody coup has killed more than 750 people and seen

May 16, 2021

Next has raised its profit outlook for the second time in two months as the high street retailer reported stronger

May 6, 2021

Next boss Lord Simon Wolfson's pay jumps 28 per cent despite profit slump, closed stores and furloughed staff

April 20, 2021

Next has paused its production orders from Myanmar, it’s boss said today, as the military coup grows more deadly. “We’re

April 1, 2021

High street giant Next has acquired a stake in womenswear retailer Reiss for £33m. The fashion firms this morning announced

March 10, 2021

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