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Operating across the world from the small Somerset town where it was founded in 1825, Clarks is growing steadily. More than half of its £1.4bn annualised sales to January were generated abroad, and under chief executive Melissa Potter, 46, the company has moved into India, where it now has 25 stand-alone stores, and relaunched itself in China, where it has opened 400 outlets in partnership with local footwear retailers.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank31
CompanyClarks
ActivityShoe retailer and wholesaler
LocationSomerset
Sales £m †1,433
Profit £m †150
Year endJan 13
Principal shareholdersClark family (84%), employees and institutions (16%)
Staff15,059
Founded1825
Websitewww.clarks.com

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