Fashion retailer River Island has more than 300 stores in the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe and the Middle East. In 2012 the brand collaborated with pop superstar Rihanna, as it continues its expansion overseas. Chief executive Ben Lewis, 46, reported sales for River Island’s holding company of £1.1bn in 2011, up 5% on the previous year.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank49
CompanyRiver Island
ActivityFashion retailer
LocationWest London
Sales £m1,069
Profit £m146
Year endDec 11
Principal shareholdersBernard Lewis and family (100%)
Staff15,335
Founded1963
Websitewww.riverisland.co.uk

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