Owned and run by the Lewis family, the fashion chain River Island started life in 1948 and today has more than 300 stores worldwide and eight websites selling in five currencies. Led by chief executive Ben Lewis, 51, the London business is opening five new outlets this year. In April, it launched an online hub selling third-party menswear alongside its own brands. Sales were an annualised £952m in 2016.

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Company details
CompanyRiver Island
ActivityFashion retailer
LocationWest London
Sales £m†952
Profit £m†164
Year endDec 16
Principal shareholdersBernard Lewis and family (100%)

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* Supplied by company † Annualised figure