Home Entertainment MD takes control
Home Entertainment managing director Anthony Skitt has assumed direct responsibility for the company's retail division, which includes the Choices video rental and sales chain. Gerad Barclay, who assumed the role of deputy managing director and Choices Retail chief executive in November last year, resigned from the board yesterday.

In May, the retailer sent out a profit warning for the year ending June 4, blaming bad weather for poor rental revenues. It said at the time that since the beginning of the year, like-for-like sales of games and DVDs had risen by 18.5 per cent.

In today's statement, the retailer said the company's trading performance to the end of the year was in line with expectations. Results will be announced on August 30.