The Lewis family, which owns the retailer River Island, recently invested in this Cheshire firm ahead of a rumoured stock market float. Founded by Matt Moulding, 41, and John Gallemore, 44, The Hut Group operates websites selling fashion, entertainment, health and beauty goods. Sales grew to £157.2m in 2012.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank86
CompanyThe Hut Group
ActivityOnline retailer
LocationNorthwich
Average 3 year sales growth44.32%
Latest sales £000s157,187
Staff485
Founded2004
Websitewww.thehutgroup.com

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