Mothercare is a specialist retailer of products for parents, babies and children up to the age of eight. Mothercare opened its first store in 1961 in Surrey. Initially the business focussed on pushchairs, nursery furniture and maternity clothing, but it subsequently expanded its range to include clothing for children up to the age of five and later up to the age of eight. It now offers a wide range of maternity and children’s clothing, furniture and home furnishings, bedding, feeding, bathing, travel equipment and toys through its retail operations in the United Kingdom, and also operates internationally through franchises in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Across our UK and International businesses, we now have c.1, 500 stores across more than 60 countries, offering a range of products from Mothercare.