NEXT plc is a United Kingdom-based retailer, which offers clothing, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products. The Company’s segments include NEXT Online, NEXT Retail, NEXT Finance, NEXT International Retail and NEXT Sourcing. Its warehouse and logistics operations provide an efficient product distribution network. It has approximately eight warehouses, seven depots in the United Kingdom and two international hubs, which provides delivery to its online and retail customers. The Company operates approximately 500 stores in the United Kingdom and Eire. Its franchise partners operate approximately 190 stores in 36 countries. The Company's stores support its online customers by facilitating the collection of orders and processing of returns. It also offers next3step, a credit account which allows customers to spread the cost of orders over three months interest-free.