The e-commerce giant The Hut Group has had a meteoric rise. It started out as one of Greater Manchester’s five unicorns – privately owned tech start-ups with a valuation over $1bn – which also includes Boohoo Group, Autotrader, AO.com and Onthebeach.com.
With a huge global reach, it sells its own-brand and third-party products covering health and beauty, fashion, accessories and sport across 160 websites in 35 languages including Hut.com.
Founded in 2004 by Matthew Moulding and John Gallemore with a £500,000 investment it was initially a white label e-commerce provider before acquiring and building brands of its own.
It has developed a scalable direct-to-consumer retail model under its THG Ingenuity platform. It works with partner brands including Neal’s Yard, Nestle and PZ Cussons to host and deliver their ecommerce operations who benefit from The Hut Group’s reach and infrastructure.
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The best known brands owned by The Hut Group: