In the UK, we have a lot of brands and businesses with a long history and Millets is one that falls into this category perfectly. Since 1893 and the first two stores in Bristol and Southampton, Millets has been serving the nation with outdoor clothing, accessories, and equipment. Towards the end of the 1970s, the company made a move to Northampton and continued to go from strength to strength.
Now, they have over 90 stores and belong to the Blacks Outdoor Retail Group which holds Blacks as well as Ultimate Outdoors and is synonymous with outdoor wear, camping gear, mountaineering equipment, and much more. In total, the Group has over 3,500 employees of which a certain percentage are assigned to Millets. In 2012, they ran into some financial problems and were bought out by JD Sports which now makes them and Millets sister companies.