Lord Wolfson poses ‘the big question’ for Next’s long-term future

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Next chief executive Lord Wolfson this week asked the provocative question of whether the business should now be seen as mature or if it still has strong growth prospects. Here are the takeaways from the bellwether retailer’s full-year results

After a 20-year period of strong investor returns, Next chief executive Lord Wolfson posed what he described as “the big question” – whether “modest growth” over the last eight years is indicative of the future of Next, or can it return to higher levels of growth that characterise its longer-term performance?

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