Comparison Of Next Shop, Topshop, Zara And M & P. Inc.

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The apparel industry is full of different companies, which operate in the industry. There is a plethora of competitors of Next plc. However, there are three main competitors for Next Plc that should be considered. They are M&S, TopShop, Boohoo, French Connection, Zara and H&M.

8.1.1. Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer is a major British multinational retailer headquartered in the City of Westminster, London. It specializes in the selling of clothing, home products and luxury food products. M&S was founded in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds. “M&S has grown from a single market stall to an international, multi-channel retailer, selling stylish, high quality, great value clothing and home products, as well as outstanding quality food, responsibly sourced from around 3,000 suppliers globally. M&S have almost 800 stores throughout the UK.” It is the biggest and strongest competitor for Next.

8.1.2. TopShop …show more content…

“Exemplifying up-to-the-minute affordable style, its brave and irreverent approach to fashion has made it the number one high street stop for style conscious shoppers and industry insiders alike. With over 300 stores in the UK and over a 100 in growing international territories, Topshop's triumph has been all the more remarkable considering its humble beginnings. Now part of the long-standing retail force Arcadia Group. An attitude that is accessible to all and a bold product range has won Topshop a legion of loyal fans and truly placed it on the international style map - and now the profile of the high street legend is set to expand further with more big stores planned, including a flag ship store on Broadway in New York's

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