This health food and supplement retailer sells more than 9,000 products including ethical beauty ranges and health foods. It now operates 1,368 stores across 13 countries, including Hong Kong, China and Europe, and has recently expanded into the Nordic region with the acquisition of Halsa for Alla. It is owned by L1 Retail, an investment fund owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Friedman, which bought it for £1.8bn from asset manager Carlyle last August.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank6
CompanyHolland & Barrett
ActivityHealth food and supplements retailer
LocationWarwickshire
Sales £m655.5
Operating profit £m125.8
Main shareholdersL1 Retail (>50%), management (<50%)
Staff7,166
Founded1996
Websitewww.hollandandbarrett.com

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