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This article showcases our top picks for the best Leicester based Retail companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Retail industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Leicester Retail Companies
Shoe Zone is a value footwear retailer that sells a vast range of shoes for all ages. With over 500 stores across the UK, Shoe Zone sells over 20 million pairs of shoes a year.
In 2010, the Smith family celebrated 30 years of ownership of the Shoe Zone business. Before they acquired Bensonshoe in 1980, its annual sales were £1.6 million and it had 48 stores based in Central England.
In 2000, the trading name was changed to Shoe Zone and a new cleaner shopfit was developed, creating an easy to shop, classless environment in which customers felt at home shopping for value shoes. This, coupled with continuous improvements in product quality and value, set the scene for an exciting new decade of growth.
In March 2010, Shoe Zone entered multi-channel retailing with the launch of its first transactional website.. .
Established in 1992, Pyramid International has grown from a small UK business to a multinational organization and have acquired or invested in more than ten different companies around the world. It is made up of: Pyramid (UK), Pyramid America, Hole in the Wall (Holland), Impact Posters (Australia) and The Art Group (UK & USA) make up Pyramid International.
Through the combined strength of these businesses, we can offer our licensors the best distribution network and our customers a fantastic range of licensed products. Licensing is the backbone of Pyramid International’s business and we are recognized around the world as a leader in this sector.
Our forward-thinking team is always looking for fresh new areas to invest in, ensuring our products are cutting edge and ahead of the competition. We pride ourselves on the relationships we have with the world leading licensing agents and brand owners including BBC, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Disney, Lucas Film, Marvel, 20th Century Fox, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Bravado, Global Merchandising, Live Nation, Universal and Paramount.
The fantastic artists and photographers we represent supply Pyramid with an unrivaled portfolio of images. With over 350 licenses we offer the largest range of images available in the UK as well as a complete range of mugs, gifts, notebooks, stationary and more.
Pyramid International actively participates in a number of trade shows and exhibitions worldwide – we have exhibited and visited over 150 shows/exhibitions worldwide. These shows allow us to meet existing customers and discuss ways to improve our business together, keep our customers informed of upcoming brands and licenses and of specific promotions and events, showcase new images and concepts and present our retail display systems.
We always welcome the opportunity to receive feedback from our customers, and to meet new prospective customers or explore new market areas.. .
DCS Carpets Limited
DCS Carpets Limited is the leading online shopping store for rugs. They have wide range of quality rugs available in different sizes and styles.
They deal with the some of the world leading brands and have their registered showroom in the Leicester. Both traditional and modern styles of rugs are marketed by them according to the customer requirement.
They have a vast collection of modern rugs which has trendy and fashionable colours and materials. You can also buy traditional rugs from Europe and Middle East made of 100% wool or fibre from these professionals.
It is impossible to find the same quality of rugs at the same price anywhere in the world. You can buy Designer rugs, shaggy rugs, rugs for kids, plain and natural rugs with a simple and hassle free buying process.
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MPK Garages, a Leicester, UK-based independent operator of forecourts the majority of which are freehold and located on trunk or major roads. The business is targeting both freehold and leasehold properties and plans to add up to 20 more sites over the next two years.
The existing estate operates under two brands, Texaco and Gulf, while its Londis branded retail offering features Costa Coffee and Subway facilities.. .
Blendtrix is the online marketplace that focuses on customers’ needs, putting emphasis on security and verifying every seller. We are dedicated to creating the ecosystem that will encompass all our customer’s needs.
From clothing and goods to home decorations and home renting, from IT components to software. We envision a place where every need you have will be met with just a few clicks.
We are One.. .
Universal Textiles UK Ltd
Universal Textiles primarily began wholesaling a diverse range of hosiery products in and around Leicester after their inception in 1986. In 2005, they established an internet presence selling retail to customers within the United Kingdom.
They have recently expanded their distribution facilities in Leicester now sells other products like Scarves, nightwear and children’s pyjamas, underwear, tights, dresses, footwear, winter hats, work wear, caps and baby wear. They invite you to peruse and look forward to servicing your needs..
The Art Group
The Art Group is the market leader in contemporary art publishing. For over 20 years our name has been synonymous with the industry’s most diverse and exciting collections of high-quality wall art, cards, and frames.
The Art Group’s products are more than just decoration; they are about personal expression and creativity; bringing the heart of contemporary art onto the high street and into the home. Our dedicated team of content specialists liaise with thousands of artists and establishments every year, adding to our extensive portfolio.
Keeping an eye on new trends and techniques, our creative team ensures every collection remains fresh and relevant. Under the new ownership of partner companies Pyramid International and Paper Rose, The Art Group continues its creative legacy ensuring we deliver the highest standard of innovation, design, and reproduction possible.
Teamed with the expertise, international distribution, and production network of our parent companies, our portfolio goes from strength to strength as we develop new collections across the globe. Whatever your need, whether redefining classics or making experimental statements, our knowledge and passion for art and design will inspire and complement any creative style..
Dunelm, the UK’s leading home furnishing retailers. Shop for bedding, curtains, furniture, beds and mattresses.
It all started 37 years ago in Leicester, when Bill and Jean Adderley opened a home textiles business offering a wide range of products at affordable prices. Their first shops were small high street units, based in a few towns across the East Midlands.
But thanks to their philosophy of “simply value for money”, the business began to grow and grow. Today, there are now over 150 Dunelm stores right across the UK and Northern Ireland..
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