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Who owns the high street: Arcadia Group

Includes Topshop, Topman, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge

Sir Philip Green’s retail empire faces testing times, but Arcadia Group’s plethora of fascias means it still dominates high streets up and down the country. The retail tycoon is rumoured to be selling all or part of the group, which also includes out-of-town concept Outfit and womenswear brand Dorothy Perkins – something Green has vehemently denied.

Arcadia was founded in 1903 by Montague Burton, who arrived in Britain from Lithuania and set up his eponymous menswear chain with just £100. The Burton Group continued to grow over the decades, buying department store chain Peter Robinson in 1946 and launching Topshop in the mid-1960s. Topman followed in 1970 and the Burton Group became Arcadia in 1997, acquiring Wallis, Miss Selfridge and Outfit shortly after. In 2002, Arcadia Group became part of Green’s Taveta Investments. It now has just over 600 UK stores. 








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