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World's Most Historic Companies - Harrods, London
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14 July 2010

World's Most Historic Companies - Harrods, LondonFounded in 1934 by Charles Henry Harrod, Harrods is one of the world’s foremost luxury department stores. After nearly 200 years in business, Harrods is now owned by the Qatar Investment Authority and employs over 5,000 people around the globe. The famous store is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in London.

Harrods is the biggest shop of its sort in the UK. It covers an impressive 4.5 acres of land and has over a million square feet of shopping space. This is the only department store they have, but Harrods also has its brand all over the globe, with ventures like Harrods Aviation, Air Harrods, Harrods Estates, Harrods Bank, and more.

One of the things the original owner Charles Henry tried to convey was a sense of pride in everything Harrods sold. Since the store first opened up its doors to the public, it earned a reputation for excellent quality of goods and services, and their customers-first mentality helped not only the store to grow in fame, but also the entire Harrods brand.

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World's Most Exclusive Department Stores: Harrods
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12 August 2009

World's Most Exclusive Department Stores: HarrodsNo matter where you go in the world, if there’s a city, there’s bound to be a historic shopping location that pulls in the posh and precise customers alike. Located on the famed Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, Harrods is one of England’s most popular department stores.

Of course, in this day and age, businesses and brands expand rapidly, hoping to share in various aspects of the marketplace. Harrods, once a lonely - yet thriving - department store is now a bank, real estate service, aircraft manufacturer and air travel provider.

The extensions of Harrods name turn the store into a legitimate conglomerate, but on its own, the London store takes up over 4 acres of prime real estate and the store has a robust size of over 1,000,000 square-feet of space with well over 300 separate departments.

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