Analysis: Five retailers that could be Britain’s next £1bn brand


With Gymshark securing unicorn status last month, just eight years after it was founded by former pizza delivery boy Ben Francis, who could be next? Retail Week looks at the businesses that have the potential to become Britain’s next £1bn brand.

Gymshark secured unicorn status last month after it was valued at more than £1bn in a fresh funding round that led to private equity firm General Atlantic taking a 21% stake in the business. 

The sportswear brand joins an exclusive list of fewer than 25 British companies to achieve unicorn status since 2001. But who could be next?

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