Family-owned fashion retailer River Island has more than 300 stores in the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe and the Middle East. Chief executive Ben Lewis, 47, reported sales of £1.1bn at River Island’s holding company in 2012.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank48
CompanyRiver Island
ActivityFashion retailer
LocationWest London
Sales £m1,067
Profit £m163
Year endDec 12
Principal shareholdersBernard Lewis and family (100%)
Staff16,428
Founded1963
Websitewww.riverisland.co.uk

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