Superdry plc is a UK branded clothing company and owner of the Superdry label. Superdry combines vintage Americana styling with Japanese inspired graphics. Many have been found to be inaccurate translations with grammatical and linguistic errors.
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Cult Clothing Co was established by Ian Hibbs and Julian Dunkerton in Cheltenham in 1985, at which time it was trading as “Cult Clothing”. During this period, Dunkerton met James Holder who at the time was running skatewear brand Bench. In 2003, they joined forces to found Superdry, opening its first store in Covent Garden in London in 2004.
Under Theo Karpathios, a nationwide then global expansion of Superdry took place. The business floated on the London Stock Exchange in March 2010. Dunkerton appeared in the Sunday Times Rich List 2010 and was estimated to be worth £180m. The company issued a profit warning and placed its store opening plans under review in February 2012; the share price quickly dropped by 18%.
On 22 October 2014, it was announced that Dunkerton stepped down as CEO of Superdry and was replaced by Euan Sutherland, the ex-CEO of The Co-operative Group. In February 2016 Dunkerton sold four million shares at £12 per share (for a total of £48 Million), but remained the largest shareholder with a 27% stake in the group.
On 8 January 2018 SuperGroup plc changed its name to Superdry plc.
On 2 April 2019, after founder Dunkerton won his bid to be reinstated to the board of the company, the company’s chairman Peter Bamford, chief executive Euan Sutherland, chief financial officer Ed Barker, and remuneration committee chair Penny Hughes, resigned from the board “and will stand down with immediate effect”. Further directors Dennis Millard, Minnow Powell, Sarah Wood, and John Smith have given three-months notice and will stand down as directors from 1 July. Only two board members remain company secretary Simon Callander and non-executive director John Smith. In October 2019, Julian Dunkerton was appointed as a permanent CEO, after his run as Interim CEO since April 2019. His contract for the position will run until April 2021.