Stockmann plc is a Finnish listed company engaged in the retail trade. The Group has three business divisions: Lindex, Stockmann Retail and Real Estate. Stockmann was established in 1862 and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012. Stockmann has 8 department stores and 425 fashion stores in 17 countries. The flagship store in downtown Helsinki covers 50,000 square metres (540,000 sq ft) of retail space and welcomes more than 17 million visitors every year. It is the largest department store in the Nordic countries.