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Top Retail Companies and Startups in the UK

This article showcases some of the most popular players in the Retail space. Our analysts selected these companies for a variety of reasons. This list may include both state and private ventures providing the most value within the Retail industry.

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SEMRush.

Top Retail Companies


Guardian Bookshop

Guardian Bookshop is an online and phone-order book service based in the U.K.

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Argos

Argos is a British online retail store that offers a range of consumer products in the U.K. and Ireland.

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ASOS

Asos is an online platform engaged in the retail of fashion and beauty products for men and women.

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Screwfix Direct Ltd

Screwfix Direct Ltd. operates home improvement retail stores for tradesmen, handymen, and serious DIY enthusiasts in the United Kingdom.

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Asda

Asda owns and operates a chain of supermarkets that sell various products.

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Tesco

Tesco PLC is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England.

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Auto Trader

Auto Trader is a motoring marketplace that helps people to sell old cars and buy new vehicles.

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Next UK

Next is an online marketplace of classic-contemporary fashion for men, women and children, plus furniture and homeware.

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John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis is a retailer that operates department stores, home stores, supermarkets and convenience stores in the U.K. and internationally.

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Currys Ltd

Currys Ltd is a British electrical retailing company specialized in selling home electronics and household appliances.

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Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer, through its subsidiaries, engages in retailing clothing, food, and home products.

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B&Q

B&Q are the UK’s leading home improvement and garden living retailer with over 300 stores and our Store Support Office in Southampton.

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Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd

Sainsbury’s engages in grocery and related retailing activities.

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Farfetch

Farfetch is an online luxury fashion retail platform.

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Dunelm

Dunelm is the UK’s home furnishing retailers. Shop for bedding, curtains, furniture, beds, and mattresses.

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Trainline

Trainline is the world’s leading independent digital rail platform.

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Wickes

Wickes is an online platform for DIY home improvement projects.

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Halfords

Halfords is the UK’s leading retailer of motoring, cycling and leisure products and, through Halfords Autocentres.

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Games Workshop Ltd

Games Workshop Ltd Online is a platform and provider of digital gaming systems.

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Wilko

Provide quality products that solve customers’ needs.

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Morrisons Supermarkets

Morrisons Supermarkets is engaged in the operation of retail supermarket stores under the Morrisons brand and associated activities.

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Matalan

Matalan is a British fashion and homeware retailer based in Knowsley, United Kingdom.

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Superdrug Stores plc.

Superdrug Stores plc. offers cosmetics, beauty supplies, and other products.

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Primark Corporation

Wear. Share. Inspire. Welcome to the official Primark Pinterest.

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T.K. Maxx

TK Maxx we offer our shoppers a huge range of fashionable and quality brands with up to 60% off recommended retail prices.

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HomeBase

HomeBase is a home improvement and garden retailer.

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New Look

New Look is a retail seller of mens and womens clothing.

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B&M

B&M is one of the variety retailers in the UK.

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Iceland Foods

Iceland is one of Britain’s fastest-growing and most innovative retailers with close to 850 stores throughout the UK.

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The Post Office

Post Office is a retail post office company that provides a wide range of products, including postage stamps and banking to the public.

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Holland & Barrett

Holland & Barrett is a chain of health food shops with over 1,300 stores in 16 countries.

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Dr Martens

Dr. Martens US store for boots, shoes, sandals, clothing, bags and accessories.

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River Island

With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage.

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MandM Direct

MandM Direct offers exclusive offers and updates on big fashion brands at low prices.

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MADE

Made.com is an online e-commerce platform directly providing designer furniture without third party involvement.

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Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse is a telecommunications retailer that sells mobile phones, tablets, wearables, phone accessories, and SIMs.

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Pets at Home

Pets at Home is the UK’s largest pet supplies retailer, with more than 370 stores and 6,000 employees.

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Gymshark

Gymshark is an online retailer and technology company of fitness apparel and accessories brands.

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END.

END. is the destination for contemporary fashion and streetwear online, stocking over 350 fashion brands and shipping to over 70 countries.

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Decathlon UK

We are Decathlon a sports retailer that stocks equipment and clothing for over 70 sports! We work hard to help encourage grassroots sports.

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Selfridges

Selfridges is a chain of department stores that offers clothing, shoes, bags, and much more for men and women

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Notonthehighstreet

Notonthehighstreet is a curated online marketplace that enables consumers to browse through and purchase items from diverse sellers.

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Co-op

Co-op, home to Food, Insurance, Funeralcare, Legal Services and Electrical

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Littlewoods

Littlewoods was a retail and football betting company founded in Liverpool.

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Victorian Plumbing

Beautiful bathrooms without splashing out. Leading online retailer of designer bathrooms.

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The Body Shop International

The Body Shop International is a British cosmetics, skin care and perfume company.

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Coach

Coach is an American luxury fashion company based in New York City.

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PCMS Group

PCMS is a global provider of IT software and services for the retail industry.

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Fiver London Ltd

Pure play fast fashion D2C

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House of Fraser

House of Fraser is a national premium department store group.

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Waterstones

Waterstones is a bookseller on the High Street and online providing customers with a wide range of choice and expert advice on books.

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Wowcher

Wowcher is a provider of online discount deals.

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Preloved

Preloved is a local marketplace for buying and selling secondhand fashion.

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Dreams

Dreams manufactures and retails beds and mattresses in the United Kingdom.

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Office Holdings

Office Holdings is the UK’s young fashion footwear retailer, offering a product range that is mid-priced and affordable.

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Superdry

Superdry is a British international branded clothing company, and owner of the Superdry label.

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J.D. Williams and Company

J.D. Williams retails apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and children in the United Kingdom.

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Ebuyer

This is the official Pinterest for Ebuyer.com!

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Ted Baker

Ted Baker plc is a British luxury clothing retail company.

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Mountain Warehouse

Mountain Warehouse is a british outdoor retailer selling equipment for hiking, camping, skiing, cycling, running and fitness.

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Matches Fashion

Matches Fashion is a multi-brand fashion retailer that offers the latest fashion from designer brands.

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Footasylum

Footasylum is a lifestyle fashion retailer, focused on bringing to market footwear and apparel collections.

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Gear4music.com

Gear4music.com is a UK-based online retailer of musical instruments and equipment.

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The Works

The Works is a retailer of discounted and remaindered books and also sells art materials, gifts, stationery, and DVDs.

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Feelunique.com

Feelunique.com is an online e-commerce platform that offers beauty products and related advice.

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schuh

Schuh is an online e-commerce site for selling shoes and accessories.

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The Perfume Shop

The Perfume Shop is well renowned in the fragrance industry as a perfume retail sales.

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The Entertainer

The Entertainer is a privately held company that operates retail toy stores.

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Evans Cycles

Evans Cycles is the UK’s largest cycling retailer.

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ALLSAINTS

ALLSAINTS is an e-commerce platform for fashion, women’s wear, men’s wear, clothing, accessories, footwear, and more.

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Blinds 2go Ltd.

Blinds 2go Ltd. is a specialist online blinds retailer.

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Furniture Village

Furniture Village is offering the widest choice of beautiful furniture for living, dining and sleeping.

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McArthurGlen Designer Outlets

McArthurGlen Designer Outlets developer and manager of numerous designer outlets across Europe.

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Tredz LTD.

Tredz LTD. is a specialist in the online sale of premium bikes and accessories.

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Sofa Carpet Specialist

ScS Group plc is one of the UK’s leading retailers of fabric and leather sofas, carpets and flooring, occasional furniture.

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NETELLER

NETELLER is an e-money/e-wallet service used by consumers and businesses to transact and send money around the world.

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WHSmith

WHSmith is a retailer that operates a chain of High Street, railway station, airport, hospital, and motorway service station shops.

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Fat Face

FatFace is an active lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer based in the United Kingdom.

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Robert Dyas

Robert Dyas is your one-stop shop for the home and garden.

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Zavvi

Zavvi, an entertainment retail chain that provides its users with entertainment items, including games, Blu-ray, DVDs, music, and much more.

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VictoriaPlum.com

VictoriaPlume.com is a company that sells home furnishings and home design supplies.

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Primrose

Primrose engages in the online retail of garden necessities, luxuries, and frivolities.

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Create and Craft

Create and Craft is an eCommerce company for arts and crafts.

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Pavers Shoes

Pavers Shoes is a family owned footwear business operating in the UK and Ireland.

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Thompson & Morgan

Thompson & Morgan is a horticultural brand selling young plants, bulbs, nursery stock plants, flower, and vegetable seeds.

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American Golf

American Golf is a privately held company and a golf retailer in the United Kingdom.

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SportPursuit

SportPursuit is a UK-based private-sale sports website.

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Carpetright

Carpetright is a manufacturer and retailer of floor coverings.

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HMV Group

HMV group is a British entertainment retailing company operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Benson for Beds

Benson for Beds is a company dedicated to ensuring customers get a great night’s sleep.

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Cotton Traders

Cotton Traders is a clothing company that provides quality contemporary clothing at affordable prices.

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Sofology

Sofology Limited engages in the retail of sofas in United Kingdom.

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Shoe Zone

Shoe Zone is a value footwear retailer that sells a vast range of shoes for all ages.

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Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct is an online-only mobile phone retailer.

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Rapha

Rapha is a cycling apparel company.

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Vision Express Group Limited

Vision Express Group Limited delivers superior, high quality and affordable eye care.

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Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston is a fast-growing global lifestyle brand.

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Lookers

The Lookers Group offer new and used cars from leading manufacturers, as well as extensive aftersales services.

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Ryman Stationery

Ryman Stationery is the UK’s leading stationery and printing services.

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Poundland

Poundland is a British variety store chain which sells most items in its stores for £1.

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Charles Tyrwhitt

A multi-channel British clothing retailer, specialising in formal men’s shirts, shoes, suits, knitwear and accessories

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Jojo Maman Bebe

Jojo Maman Bebe is an independent multi-channel retailer of maternity wear, babywear, and nursery products.

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