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Harrods is planning to open a luxury hotel at Chelsea Barracks in London, as part of a new international chain.
Harrods is to seek permission from West Berkshire Council to set up a 255,000 sq ft distribution centre in Thatcham by 2012, with the creation of up to 220 jobs.
Harrods, the London department store, is to be acquired by Qatar Holding for more than £1.5bn.
Harrods has sold Kurt Geiger, its luxury shoe retailing business with more than 100 department store concessions, to a management buy-out backed by Barclays Private Equity for £46m.
Harrods is considering plans to build a £5m store at the Balnagown estate near Inverness, as well as a theme park and holiday village.
Harrods is launching an online casino in partnership with Gaming Internet, and is also planning to set up auction and travel sites.
Liberty Publishing, the media subsidiary of Harrods, has bought Viva Radio, the radio station for women, for £3m.
Harrods Holdings has bought Hunting Business Aviation, which runs executive jet centres at Heathrow, Luton and Stansted.