The business was founded in 1978 with the first store opening in Blackpool.
B&M was acquired by Simon and Bobby Arora in December 2004 from Phildrew Investments, at which time the Company traded from just 21 stores.
The business moved into a new head office and modern 620,000 square foot distribution centre in Speke, Liverpool.
B&M opened its 300th store in the UK.
Clayton, Dubilier and Rice, one of the world’s leading private equity firms acquired a significant stake in B&M and Sir Terry Leahy was appointed and served as Chairman of B&M until March 2018.
B&M acquired an 80% stake in German discount retailer Jawoll.
B&M lists on the London Stock Exchange as part of the next stage of its development. The listing is designed to support the Company’s ambitious growth plans, both in the UK and continental Europe.
B&M opens an additional 500,000 square foot Distribution Centre at its head office in Speke, Liverpool.
B&M was admitted to the FTSE 250 index in June 2015.
B&M acquired two further Distribution Centres in the North West of the UK, with a combined 800,000 square foot additional capacity.
B&M opened its 500th store in the UK.
B&M acquired the total issued share capital of Heron Foods Group, adding a frozen chilled food convenience store chain in the UK to the B&M Group.
B&M commences the construction phase of a Southern Distribution Centre in the UK, in Bedford, which became operational in the Spring of 2020. This provides B&M with an additional 1 million square foot Distribution Centre, also including dedicated frozen and chilled food chambers to support the roll out of those lines across much of the B&M store estate which has already begun.
B&M opened its 600th store in the UK.
B&M acquired the Babou variety goods retail store chain group in France.
B&M celebrates opening its 650th Store in the UK.
B&M support centre celebrates 10 years in Liverpool.
B&M admitted to the FTSE 100 in September 2020.
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