Scotts of Stow

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Scotts of Stow
IndustryOnline Retail
FoundedIn 1991 in Stow-on-the-Wold
HeadquartersStow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
ProductsHomeware, Kitchenware, Bedding and Garden & Outdoors

Scotts of Stow is the flagship brand of the mail order company Scotts & Co. that sells homeware, kitchenware, bedding and garden and outdoors. Scotts of Stow has two shops in its founding location; Stow-on-the-Wold[1] in the Cotswolds


Robert Scott, an American businessman, moved to the UK in 1963 as national sales manager for the shaver company Remington Products. After working his way up in a number of large companies in the UK, Robert Scott became semi-retired and moved to the Cotswolds and founded Scotts of Stow in 1991.

In 1996, the company was bought by Nigel Swabey, who runs the company alongside a range of other home catalogues including Cucina under the umbrella name Scotts & Co. Scotts of Stow remains the flagship company of the parent group.

Scotts of Stow is mentioned by Jeremy Clarkson in QI,[2] where he states that his wife is a fan and they own various pieces purchased from Scotts.

Current business[edit]

The Scotts of Stow Head Office is based in Groundwell, Swindon, Wiltshire near to the Cotswolds. Its main customer-facing store is located in Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds. The Head Office grounds are also home to its UK warehouse and discount outlet store. Scotts of Stow launch a new range in their catalogues and online 4 times a year.

On 14 December 2008 Scotts of Stow featured in a BBC News online article titled 'How Christmas works: Presents'[3] and outlined the steps involved in shipping up to three million items ordered by customers in the run up to Christmas from their head office in Swindon.

On 8 January 2015 Scotts of Stow launched a 60 second TV commercial featuring over 200 products from the Scotts of Stow range [4] and was advertised on ITV3, ITV Encore, Sky News and True Entertainment, daily until 31 January 2015.


Award Awarding Body Year Awarded
Annual Sales of £15 - £30 million B2C ECMOD Awards 2015[5]
Annual Sales of £15 - £30 million B2C ECMOD Awards 2013[6]
Business-to-consumer awards : Homewares ECMOD Awards 2008[7]
Business-to-consumer awards : Homewares ECMOD Awards 2007[8]


Wife pays tribute to Scotts of Stow founder

Swabey to extend Scotts of Stow shopping empire

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