Founded in 1985 by John Hargreaves, 75, this fashion and homeware retailer’s 231 UK stores are now overseen by his son, chief executive Jason Hargreaves, 50. Sales have remained steady for a decade, this year hitting £1.1bn with profits of £102m, helped by refurbished stores and investment in new products and ecommerce. The business now operates 32 stores abroad, mainly in Europe and the Middle East.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank55
CompanyMatalan
ActivityValue retailer
LocationLiverpool
Sales £m*1,104
Profit £m*102
Year endFeb 19
Principal shareholdersHargreaves family (100%)
Staff13,378
Founded1985
Websitewww.matalan.co.uk

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