The Next retail chain was created in 1982 and the famous Next Directory was launched in 1988, heralding a new start for home shopping. There are now over 3 million active Directory customers, and shoppers can buy in-store, online or over the phone, with next day delivery standard on most home shopping orders. Internationally their home shopping market covers 31 countries including the USA.
On the UK High Street Next have more than 500 stores and overseas have more than 200 stores. The organisation employs more than 54,000 employees and has a group revenue of £3.5 billion.
Matrix CMS is used to store and manage all the images and text that go into the Next Directory and subsequently onto their website.