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Entertainment chief Rob Salter leaving Tesco

Influential retail exec Rob Salter is leaving Tesco on January 1st, 2013, MCV can reveal. He has worked as the firm’s category director for media and entertainment for four and a half years, overseeing the supermarket chain’s music, movies and video games offer. Tesco has yet to announce who his …

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HMV appoints new Head of Online

Entertainment retailer HMV has announced the immediate appointment of Sarah Hughes as its new head of online. Hughes joins from rival online firm Amazon and will head a team of 15 within the chain’s marketing department in a role that has been expanded to cater for HMV’s growing online aspirations. …

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Wii slashed to £145 at Asda

Supermarket behemoth Asda has cut the price of Nintendo’s Wii to 145. The promotion is set to run from today (Wednesday May 20th) to Sunday May 24th, and includes the console, Wii Sports, and controllers. The console is also available from Asda Direct for the same price. Asda’s games buying …

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Tesco reveals renewed games push

Supermarket behemoth Tesco has vowed to become a dominant force in video games retail after snapping up key personnel from EUK. The firm told MCV this week that it will forge stronger relationships with suppliers and increase dedicated games shelf space, in a bid to shake off a reputation as …

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Music Box Leisure to be "EUK successor"

Music Box Leisure is on the prowl for new retail accounts – as Morrisons appoints the firm its long-term exclusive distribution partner. Morrisons told MCV that its future supply route would be handled by Music Box last week, after the company stepped in following the collapse of its former wholesaler …

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1.1m games sold off cheap at EUK

The administrator of EUK is to auction off the contents of the wholesaler’s warehouse stock this week for a cut-price – including 1.1 million games. In news that is sure to worry the publishing community, Deloitte is reportedly accepting tender offers for the outstanding stock, which also includes 2.9 million …

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EUK games boss joins Tesco

EUK’s former games chief John Stanhope has joined Tesco as senior buying manager in the UK – signalling the company’s keenness to get closer to the trade in 2009. Tesco told MCV that the appointment represented its clear ambitions” in the category this year. Stanhope is a very well known …

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EUK administrator heading for legal battle with suppliers

EUK administrator Deloitte is in hot water with entertainment suppliers, who are preparing legal action to to claw back millions of pounds of stock. The Times reports that EUK still has CDs, DVDs and computer games worth tens of millions of pounds in its warehouses – and suppliers are battling …

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EUK failure was ‘too much’ for Zavvi to cope with

The group founding partners of Zavvi have singled out the demise of EUK as having a big part to play in the chain’s going into administration . In a statement released following the news that broke this morning, Simon Douglas and Steve Peckham said: "We have done all that is …

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Zavvi enters administration

Entertainment retailer Zavvi has fallen into administration following the collapse of EUK, auditor Ernst and Young has confirmed. The High Street chain – formally known at Virgin Megastores – has 114 UK stores and employs over 3,000 members of staff. Ernst and Young will now act as administrator for Zavvi …

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