Next Buys Cath Kidston for £8.5m, FY 22/23 Trading Sales Increase More Than 20% from Pre-pandemic Levels

3月 31, 2023

Next has announced that it has acquired Cath Kidston, the struggling home retailer, after bidding for and Joules, in a move that could lead to significant job losses.
In the announcement, Next said it had agreed to buy CK Acquisitions Ltd’s brand name, the domain name (, and intellectual property for a consideration of £8.5m.

Cath Kidston was founded in 1993 by its namesake founder and has gradually grown into a home furnishings retailer with dozens of independent stores. In recent years, according to joint manager Zelf Hussain, the company has experien …