Retail

Gamestation investigation to cost GAME £4.5m

High street retailer GAME has forecast that it will lose 4.5 million ‘complying’ with the Competition Commission’s inquiry into its acquisition of Gamestation. The firm revealed the news today in its interim results for the six months ended July 31st, 2007, in which it also reported that it had already …

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GAME sales climb 45 per cent

High Street games retailer GAME has credited the success of next-gen consoles for a strong performance in the first half of 2007 that has seen like-for-like sales climb 45.6 per cent and profits reach 6.2 million. In contrast, in the same period last year the chain reported a 5.6 million …

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GAME sales climb 45 per cent

High Street games retailer GAME has credited the success of next-gen consoles for a strong performance in the first half of 2007 that has seen like-for-like sales climb 45.6 per cent and profits reach 6.2 million. In contrast, in the same period last year the chain reported a 5.6 million …

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Gamestation reveals new store opening drive

The GAME-owned specialist retailer revealed the details at its annual conference, Gamefest. We will be opening a dozen or so stores pre-Christmas and this will include Hull, which will be the second largest games store in the UK,” said Gamestation commercial director Martyn Gibbs. Our key messages at Gamefest are …

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Gamestation reveals new store opening drive

The GAME-owned specialist retailer revealed the details at its annual conference, Gamefest. We will be opening a dozen or so stores pre-Christmas and this will include Hull, which will be the second largest games store in the UK,” said Gamestation commercial director Martyn Gibbs. Our key messages at Gamefest are …

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Evolving Gem reveals new identity

Having continued to evolve throughout its 23-year history, Gem’s new logo is an indication that the ambitious company has raised its game once again, says managing director Chris Peacock. The logo is only an indicator of the changes that are taking place,” he told MCV. It was important that we …

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Blockbuster acquires stranded ChoicesUK stores

The administrator of ChoicesUK has confirmed that Blockbuster has bought out 59 of the troubled retailer’s outlets. PricewaterhouseCoopers has revealed that the stores will be rebranded under the Blockbuster name. The sale will secure employment for approximately 450 employees across the UK. However, 80 ChoicesUK stores remain without a buyer …

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UK CHARTS: EA shoots down Bioshock

This week’s ELSPA/ChartTrack top forty chart shows an impressive one-two from EA, as Medal of Honor: Airborne cruises straight into the number one spot in its first week on sale, while Tiger Woods holds on to second place once more. Publishing giant EA will also be celebrating a new entry …

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Vivendi: ‘UK is our flagship market’

Global retail president at Vivendi, Pascal Brochier has re-affirmed the publisher’s commitment to the UK after a recent re-structuring of its management line-up. The publisher is looking to take on a UK boss, following Xochilt Balzola-Widmann’s appointment as executive VP and general manager for European retail after the departure of …

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First half sales boost for DSGi

DSGi has posted a six per cent increase in overall revenues for the 16 weeks leading to August 18th. According to the firm, the rise in takings is largely down to flat panel sales. The group said 11 per cent group sales were good, yet it is too early to …

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