November 2012 - With Christmas approaching BHS are offering FREE UK delivery on all online orders over £10.

British Home Stores History.

British Home Stores first store opened back in 1928 in Brixton. In 1932 the company became a plc. In 1986 British Home Sores merged with habitat and Mothercare to form Storehouse plc. This led to the British Home Stores name being changed to BHS. In 2000 with the company trading Philip Green bought BHS from Storehouse for 200 million. He followed this up in 2002 by adding arcadia to the group which included retailers like Top Shop, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton leading Phillip Green to be in charge of the second largest clothing retail group in the UK. The brands were expanded in 2005 with purchase of Tammy and Amelie May.

Financial Results 2011.

Sir Philip Green, the owner of Arcadia Group, has responded to a 40 per cent drop on the company's profits by announcing the closure of 250 stores. Arcadia, which owns Miss Selfridge, BHS, Burton and Evans as well as Top Shop, reported underlying pre-tax profits of £133.1million compared with £213.1million last year, as like-for-like sales including VAT fell 1.8 per cent. The 2,507 Arcadia shops include Bhs, Burton and Evans. The group is one of the biggest private employers in Britain, with over 44,000 staff. It also has 600 overseas franchised outlets in 36 countries.

 Financial Results for the 74 weeks year ended 29/08/2009.

For the year BHS made an operating loss of £56,330,000 as asgainst a profit of £15,203,000 the previous year. Turnover was £1,121.045,000.

Staff numbers were 

Full time 2,856
Part time 10, 923
Head office 702. 

BHS Retail Online Website.

BHS was a late starter on the web as only offered started offering its products ranges online in 2007. Today you can buy from BHS online  homeware  including bed linen, towels, cookware, cushions, curtains, luggage, duvets and pillows and mirrors. Lighting including ceiling lights, wall lights and gardens and floor and table lamps, furniture for gardens and your conservatory and of course ladieswear, menswear, childrenswear and wedding collection which includes bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, shoes, lingerie and hosiery, wedding gifts and accessories like tiaras, shrugs and wraps and bags.
If you need something fast and next day delivery, if the order is placed on the website Monday to Friday before 12:00 noon then delivery will be made on the next working day.

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