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GREAT BRITAIN / London: World's Best Department Store 2012

May 18 2012


At the Global Department Store Summit in Paris (GDSS), The Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS) announced that Selfridges has been recognisedthe Best Department Store in the World for an unprecedented second time.

IGDS is the largest association of department stores worldwide and counts 32 members from 30 countries on five continents. Its Global Department Store Summit, held every two years, is the world’s only department store-focused discussion platform. The award ceremony marked the culmination of the summit, attended by over 380 prominent executives and stakeholders from the world over.

“The award criteria represents our highest priorities; a strong profile, successful development and execution of products, stores and service innovation strategies, delivery of outstanding in-store experiences, excellent customer service and strong financial performance. Receiving this distinction for a second term is very gratifying” said Galen Weston, owner of Selfridges.

Anne Pitcher, Managing Director of Selfridges & Co, commented, “We are absolutely delighted that Selfridges has again been recognised as the best department store in the world. We have had a terrific couple of years since last winning, and it is a tribute to the commitment of our teams that we have been honoured with the award again for 2012. As the world’s eyes are on the UK for the summer Olympics and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Selfridges looks forward to delivering an extraordinary London experience for our customers from around the globe."

Selfridges & Co
400 Oxford Street
W1A 1AB London

Selfridges & Co
Upper Mall East, Bullring Birmingham Centre
B5 4BP Birmingham

1 Exchange Square
M3 1BD Central Manchester

Sellfridges & Co.‎
699 Chester Rd
M17 8DA Greater Manchester