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Sainsbury’s kills its streaming and digital services

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has called time on its Entertainment on Demand streaming and digital retail service. Over the last four years we have enjoyed providing our customers with eBooks, MP3 music, digital magazines, and movies and TV on demand,” it said. We have made some great progress and learnt a …

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Over 1,300 new UK stores sold video games in 2015

The number of physical stores selling video games jumped up in 2015. 6,609 stores sold games in the UK last year, a rise of 1,337 over 2014. The data comes via GfK and retail trade body ERA. Every store type increased last year, including electrical chains (up by three stores), …

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Sainsbury’s offers £1.3bn for Argos parent company

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has made an offer of 1.3bn to purchase Argos owner Home Retail. According to The Guardian, the two companies were locked in talks last night. Sainsbury’s needs to make its offer official by 5pm today (Tuesday, February 2nd), though has the option to extend its deadline in …

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Sainsbury’s warns of challenging year ahead as Christmas sales fall

Sales for the 14 weeks ending January 3rd were down 1.7 per cent like-for-like at Sainsbury’s. That’s despite the week immediately before Christmas breaking records for the retailer, with 29.5m customer transactions. It was also its biggest Christmas online with 110k orders being delivered in the three days leading to …

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Sainsbury’s to cease online sales of games and consoles

Sainsbury’s is to stop selling physical entertainment products online in favour of an entirely on-demand model. The UK supermarket announced it is to halt sales of physical products across its Sainsbury’s Entertainment website from March 2014. As a result, Sainsbury’s will cease online sales of physical products including video games …

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Sainsbury’s regains UK No.2 position in supermarket race

Asda has fallen to third in the UK supermarket race. The Guardian reports that Sainsbury’s has overtaken it to claim the title of the second biggest supermarket chain in the UK – a decade since it last occupied the spot. For the 12 weeks ending October 12th Sainsbury’s had a …

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Supermarkets to swoop for HMV stores?

Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s are reportedly eyeing HMV outlets as a potential way to expand their own store counts. Earlier this week, restructuring firm Hilco acquired 120m of HMV’s debt, giving it control of the company. However, reports suggest Hilco only wants half of HMV’s 230 stores, meaning up to …

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43 new apps flood Xbox 360

Microsoft has announced the release of 43 apps for Xbox 360 spread across various regions between now and spring 2013. The new apps for the UK Xbox Live Marketplace are Sainsbury’s, streaming music service Napster, CrunchyRoll, All3M, Fightbox, GameTrailers, IndieFlix and Livesport.tv. Also available is Microsoft’s new pay-as-you-play Karaoke app. …

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Nintendo 3DS XL is out tomorrow: Where’s cheapest?

With a 90 per cent bigger screen, more grown-up design and refined controls, 3DS XL is an attractive new device. But who has the best deal? GAME has a trade-in deal running, where you can hand over your old 3DS and buy the new machine for just 79.99 – that’s …

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E3 2012: Sainsbury’s reveals E3 game promotion

Sainsbury’s has kicked off a special E3-themed pricing promotion. Using the voucher code SEE3TWE, gamers can pre-order some of the expected big hitters from this week’s E3 show at prices far below what you’d expect to pay on the High Street. Offers include the console versions of Halo 4, Far …

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