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Debenhams PLC
Public limited company
Traded as LSEDEB
Industry Fashion Retail
Founded 1778 (by William Clark)
1813 (as Clark & Debenham)
Headquarters 10 Brock Street, London, England, United Kingdom
Key people
Sir Ian Cheshire (Chairman)
Sergio Bucher (CEO)
Products Fashion clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, home and furniture, electricals, gifts, toys
Revenue £2,341.7 million (2016)
Operating income
£131.0 million (2016)
£85.9 million (2016)
Number of employees
27,893 (2016)
Subsidiaries Debenhams Ireland
Magasin du Nord

Debenhams is the United Kingdom's largest department store chain. It was formed in 1778. It is a company that has opened shops across the world, first opening in London, England. Debenhams operates nearly 100 retail stores in the UK. It is one of the companies on the FTSE 250 Index. The 2014 Christmas advert was filmed in the Sutton, London shop in August 2014.


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