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HMV targeting former Zavvi stores

Entertainment retailer HMV has confirmed that it’s upcoming temporary Christmas stores will target locations now vacated thanks to the demise of Zavvi and Woolworths. The idea is to bring a viable entertainment offer to towns that are currently short on options, according to GigNews. HMV chief exec Simon Fox said …

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Head Entertainment to close?

Head Entertainment in Bluewater will close today, with rumours suggesting the chain is on the verge of collapse. The Bluewater branch is currently selling off all stock at discounted prices, including Xbox 360’s for under 50. This is the second Head store to close, with HMV replacing the firm’s outlet …

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New Play games boss plots sales growth

Ex-Zavvi head of games Patrick Kelly joined Play.com this week, and is already planning new ways to grow the firm’s games offer. Prior to joining Zavvi, Kelly had worked in games for Virgin Retail, and now replaces Gian Luzio at Play.com. Luzio joined The Hut as product director earlier this …

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Play.com hires new games boss

Play.com has recruited Patrick Kelly as its new head of games. Kelly joins Play with a wealth of industry knowledge, having held a similar position at Zavvi before the chain’s closure earlier this year. Prior to Zavvi, Kelly had worked within games for Virgin Retail. These are incredibly exciting times …

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The Hut looking to promote Zavvi

The Hut Group is on the search for a brand agency as it looks to launch an awareness campaign designed to highlight its recent resurrection of Zavvi. The move comes after The Hut bought the rights to the Zavvi name and its online retail restructure. Marketing Week says The Hut …

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100 new jobs created in Zavvi buyout

100 new jobs are to be created in the entertainment retail sector following the confirmation of The Hut’s buyout of entertainment retailer Zavvi, as revealed by MCV this morning . The acquisition sees The Hut take ownership of Zavvi.co.uk, and the firm will be looking for 100 new faces to …

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The Hut swoops for Zavvi.co.uk

Online retail specialist The Hut has bought up the rights to Zavvi’s online identity and portal, MCV can reveal. A new holding page on the Zavvi website yesterday promised that ‘exciting’ news was to be revealed at 10am this morning. However, come the hour no announcement was made, but the …

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Exciting Zavvi news on the way

A new teaser page on the Zavvi website claims that ‘exciting’ news about the now-passed retailer will be announced tomorrow – Monday 2nd March, and more specifically, at 10am. The most likely news relates to Zavvi boss Simon Douglas who bought up five of his former outlets for his new …

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Zavvi ceases trading on High Street

Zavvi will disappear from the UK High Street this week, according to administrators. Ernst & Young has revealed that all remaining Zavvi stores will close on February 20th, with the loss of 446 jobs. However, five stores have been sold to Head Entertainment LLP – the new venture from Zavvi …

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OFT investigate HMV purchase of Zavvi stores

The Office of Fair Trading is investigating HMV’s acquisition of nine Zavvi stores. The body said in a statement that it was ‘considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions …

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