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Debenhams PLC
Public limited company
Traded asLSEDEB
IndustryFashion Retail
Founded1778 (by William Clark)
1813 (as Clark & Debenham)
Headquarters10 Brock Street, London, England, United Kingdom
Key people
Sir Ian Cheshire (Chairman)
Sergio Bucher (CEO)
ProductsFashion clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, home and furniture, electricals, gifts, toys
Revenue£2,341.7 million (2016)[1]
£131.0 million (2016)[1]
£85.9 million (2016)[1]
Number of employees
27,893 (2016)[1]
SubsidiariesDebenhams Ireland
Magasin du Nord

Debenhams is the United Kingdom's largest department store chain.[2] It was formed in 1778. It is a company that has opened shops across the world, first opening in London, England. Debenhams operates nearly 100 retail stores in the UK.[2] It is one of the companies on the FTSE 250 Index.[3] The 2014 Christmas advert was filmed in the Sutton, London shop in August 2014.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Annual Report 2016". Debenhams plc. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rosemary Varley, Retail Product Management: Buying and Merchandising (Oxford; New York: Routledge, 2005), p. 21
  3. "FTSE 250 Constituents". London South East. Retrieved 14 December 2014.