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An HMV store in Cardiff

Why big British retail brands are being left behind

HMV last week revealed its UK sales figures – the first since being bought out of administration by Hilco. The new owner has made some considerable changes: trimming the store estate, launching apps and opening a new Oxford Street flagship. As a r...
09:35AM - Mon 21st July 2014
The internet connected Cayla doll

Argos predicts its top 10 Christmas toys

Whilst Christmas may feel a long way off right now, Argos has already predicted what toys they think will fly off the shelves this year.ToysA new generation of traditional toys equipped with the latest technology are predicted to appeal to childre...
10:49AM - Wed 16th July 2014
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The Entertainer hoping to strike an upset at World Retail Awards

Independent top shop The Entertainer is looking to see off considerable competition from high street giants John Lewis and Tesco in the World Retail Awards this year in Paris.In what could prove the most important award for a high-street retailer ...
09:01AM - Mon 14th July 2014
Galt Toys bought Ambi earlier this year

Retailers launch new products for baby market

A string of retailers have launched new baby initiatives and products this week, despite new figures suggesting that the recession baby boom is coming to an end. Pregnancies in the UK fell 2.7 per cent in 2012.Tesco have launched their first ever ...
04:36PM - Fri 13th June 2014
Game is now Britain's number one games retailer

Game set to return to London Stock Market in dramatic turn-around

Video game retailer Game has announced its intentions to relist on the London Stock Exchange two years after its demise into administration. The company is famed for selling new and second-hand games and new information now suggests the float will...
09:39AM - Tue 20th May 2014

Sainsbury's claims first ever Video on Demand and eBook tie-up

Sainsbury’s is offering the world first Video on Demand film and eBook ‘bundle’ for acclaimed film Captain Phillips as it aims to boost the entertainment section of its website.Shoppers who download the film from Sainsbury’s Entertainment for £9.9...
02:41PM - Mon 10th February 2014
Hamleys was bought out by French group Groupe Ludendo for £60m in 2012

Hamleys opens tube station in flagship store

Toy store Hamleys has opened an underground station on the lower ground floor of its flagship Regent Street store as part of a partnership with the London Transport Museum.The toy store has also unveiled a 1970’s London Underground tube train (2.9...
10:35AM - Mon 10th February 2014

HMV's Oxford St flagship closes after 28 years

Entertainment firm HMV has closed its 60,000 sq ft flagship store on Oxford St after 28 years.HMV, which once spread its products over three floors in the world biggest music store, will now become a Sports Direct after buckling under the pressure...
05:54PM - Tue 14th January 2014
The Medion Lifetab weighs 310g

Aldi enters budget tablet market with £79 Medion Lifetab

Discounter Aldi have become the latest grocer to join the budget tablet bandwagon with its launch of the Medion Lifetab E7316.The £79 device, which will be sold from 8 December, features 8GB of storage and a screen resolution of 1024x600.Powered b...
11:23AM - Fri 6th December 2013

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