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    Zavvi apologises for Champions League email glitch


    Zavvi has apologised to shoppers after inadvertently emailing customers telling them they had won a VIP trip to watch the Champions League final in Madrid.

  • Retail Week Breakfast Briefing

    Breakfast briefing: The Hut Group and more


    Retail news round-up: The Hut Group reports surge in profits and sales, and UK consumer spending sees slow growth

  • The Hut Boss Matthew Moulding has reported a profits rise

    The Hut moves into the black as sales surge 30% last year


    Online retailer The Hut has moved into the black at pre-tax level after making operational improvements and shifting out of low margin categories.

  • HMV

    HMV: What the analysts say


    As HMV outlines its strategy to hit £10m this year profit against a £16.2m pre-tax loss in its year to April 28, Retail Week rounds up analyst viewpoints on the retailer’s future.

  • Nick Bubb

    Comment: HMV - Hope May Vanish?


    It is often said that hope springs eternal and that is certainly the way HMV’s management seem to feel, as they still confidently expect profits of over £10m this year, despite their dependence on Christmas trading and despite dismal trading over the last year. But HMV might stand for “Hope May

  • Pets at Home

    Retail Week on the Road: Northwest


    We visit Stockport, Northwich, Manchester and Liverpool.

  • Online retailer The Hut has posted strong sales growth

    Sales at The Hut soar by 71%


    Online retailer The Hut, owner of sites including and, has posted surging revenue growth for the first quarter of the year and agreed a new three-year banking facility.

  • Amazon led with a Black Friday event

    Mega Monday sparks battle for festive spend


    Retailers have kick-started the race for online Christmas spend this week with a raft of offers as they capitalise on Mega Monday, traditionally the busiest day of the year for etailers.

  • Analysis

    Reasons to be cheerful

    May 6 2011

    The bank holiday festivities are over and it is back to the grind of tough trading and ferocious competition. But it’s not all doom and gloom for the industry. Here we highlight why there is plenty of reason for optimism…

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    The Hut Group buys collapsed beauty site


    Online retailer The Hut Group will hit the acquisition trail again this year in order to maintain strong growth.