Mothercare plc (LSE: MTC) is a British retailer which specialises in products for expectant mothers and in general merchandise for children up to 8 years old.
It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
The Company was founded by the entrepreneur Selim Zilkha in 1961.
It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1972.
In 1982 it merged with Habitat to form Habitat Mothercare plc and in 1986 Habitat Mothercare plc merged with British Home Stores to form Storehouse plc.
It bought Children's World from Boots in 1996, and rebranded all of their superstores Mothercare World stores.