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Founded by Charles Henry Harrod in 1849, Harrods is a luxury department store in Knightsbridge, London. Harrods is one of the world’s few single-site department stores, occupying a prime five-acre site along the Brompton Road.

The department store was acquired by House of Fraser in 1959, which in turn was purchased by the Fayed brothers in 1985. In May 2010 Harrods was sold to Qatar Holdings, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar.

The business employs approximately 4,000 members of staff in departments including food and beverages, toys, luxury fashion and furnishings.

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Company Information
Annual Sales:
£2.2 billion (2019)
Segments / Shopping Categories:
Womenswear; Menswear; Kidswear; Swimwear; Lingerie; Activewear; Bridal; Bags; Accessories; Beauty & Fragrance; Footwear; Jewellery
Company Size (No. of Employees):
Parent Company/Key Investors:
Qatar Investment Authority
Payment Methods:
Debit card; Credit card; American Express; UnionPay; PayPal
Delivery Options:
Standard delivery; Nominated Day delivery; Click and Collect
Key Countries Shipped To:
UK; USA; EU; Australia; China; UAE
UK Standalone Stores:
Head Office Address:
87-135 Brompton Road London SW1X 7XL
Website Traffic:
5.94M (on desktop and mobile in last 6 months). Source: SimilarWeb
PR Company:

Harrods handles its own PR.

Sarah Blackwell - General Manager

Robin Counihan - PR Manager

Alice Davison - PR Manager

Charles Henry Harrod
Managing Director:
Michael Ward
Retail Director:
Laura Brown
Merchandising Director:
Rupert Symes
Head of Buying:
Kate Woodhead
Creative Director:
Barney Pickard
Marketing Director:
Sandra Truesdalem (Digital)
Chief Financial Officer:
Fred Smith
HR Director:
Abi Weeks
Head of Marketing:
Sophie Murray
Chief Marketing Officer:
Amanda Hill
Buying Director:
Kate Colthup
Design Director:
Mark Arnold (Digital)
Digital Director:
Caitlin Innes
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