In the 1980s, BHS moved into the large block on O'Connell Street which is now home to Penneys. The space was shared with other members of the Storehouse group, Mothercare and Habitat. However, as part of a rationalisation programme in March, 1992, Storehouse closed down its operations in the Republic Of Ireland.
British Home Stores (BHS) is a British department store chain with branches mainly located in high street locations or shopping centres, primarily selling clothing and household items. It was founded in 1928 by a group of U.S. entrepreneurs.
In recent years, the company expanded into furniture, electronics, entertainment, convenience groceries and, most recently, fragrance and beauty products. The company operated 163 stores throughout the United Kingdom, and 74 international stores across 18 separate territories.
BHS was bought by Sir Philip Green in 2000 and taken private. The company became part of Green's Arcadia Group in 2009.
On 12 March 2015, BHS was sold to the consortium Retail Acquisitions Ltd for the nominal value of £1. On 25 April 2016 it was confirmed that the chain had entered administration, following the failure to bring an estimated £60 million into the business, required to safeguard its future.
On 2nd June 2016 it was announced that the company would be wound down following failed attempts to find a buyer. A creditors vote on liquidation is set for the 23rd June.
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