Mothercare plc 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 SmallCap Index.
The company operates online, on the High Street and out of town, and in November 2009, had over 1,060 stores worldwide of which 389 were in the United Kingdom, and 671 were abroad in 38 other countries.
By 2017, Mothercare operated over 1,302 stores worldwide, with 152 stores in the United Kingdom. Following a UK company voluntary arrangement in 2018, Mothercare agreed to close 60 stores. As at January 2019, Mothercare announce that its closure programme was ahead of schedule and the group was on course to have 79 shops by the end of March 2019.