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crazy golf course. Meanwhile, the Big British Shop
will also be stocking some of the country’s most
renowned food brands like Marmite, Branston
pickle, Hellmann’s mayonnaise, and Tate and Lyle
golden syrup: love them or hate them, like the store
itself, they are part and parcel of Britain’s history.
Selfridges has been under several owners since
Gordon Selfridge, the latest (since 2003) being
Canadian food and specialist retail businessman
Galen Weston, who together with his wife Hilary
and daughter Alannah is now closely involved in its
development and constant renewal. But it has never
forgotten its founder’s example: an unwavering
commitment to the utmost quality, alongside a
delight in the freshness and fun that comes from
indulging the imagination. Selfridges has adapted to
new fashions while keeping true to its timeless
standards: it is an undisputed British icon.