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MCV Jobs Weekly: GameSpot promotes UK editor

Tamoor Hussain is GameSpot’s new UK editor, The Hut Group hires a new social media exec and Substance Global strengthens its teams. GameSpot promotes Hussain to UK editor The media site has appointed former news editor Tamoor Hussain as its new UK editor. Before joining GameSpot in early 2015, he …

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The Hut Group reorganises games and tech team with new recruits

Zavvi’s parent company The Hut Group has restructured its games and tech team, with key new recruits. Former senior buyer Mike Fethers will lead the new team as head of technology and games. He is joined by Martyn Plant, who has been appointed junior buyer. Plant has been part of …

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Boxing clever – the subscription box explosion

It seems you can pick up a subscription box for just about anything these days. Are you after an assortment of healthy snacks? Graze has you covered. What about make-up? Then try Glossybox. So it’s no surprise then that a number of these subscription boxes have appeared within the game …

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Retail rallies behind Xbox One. Pre-orders ‘extremely high’

Critics attacked the reveal of Xbox One last week for a lack of games, too much TV content, and mixed messages on pre-owned. But despite the backlash, UK retailers have rallied behind the new device. Buyers told MCV this week that they believe Microsoft will prove its gaming credentials at …

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New chairman appointed at The Hut Group

The Hut Group has announced that Richard Pennycook has been appointed chairman of the online retail business. Currently non-executive independent director of the group, Pennycook will take the position on April 1st as the current chairman, Angus Monro, stands down. The Hut Group chief executive Matthew Moulding said: Angus has …

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The Hut Group sponsors MCV Awards 2013

Online retail empire The Hut Group is backing this year’s MCV Awards. The UK firm, which runs online outlets such as Zavvi and IWantOneOfThose.com, has signed up as Platinum Partner for the April 18th event. The awards are the perfect platform to showcase the hard work and talent that goes …

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The Hut Group reports 54 % sales growth

Etail specialist The Hut Group has bucked the struggling retail trends by posting strong results for H1 2012. Sales for the period were up an impressive 54 per cent year-on-year, with revenue jumping from 42.9m in 2011 to 66.2m. Margins climbed from 0.7 per cent to six per cent thanks …

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GAME rivals: ‘We will fill the gap’

Rival retailers say they are ready to step up as the credit crisis at GAME Group deepens. But these competitors are not celebrating, with leading outlets fearful of what the loss of their ‘gold-standard market leader’ will mean for the future of UK games retail. Retailers such as ShopTo have …

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Channel Island VAT loophole closed

Low Value Consignment Relief will no longer apply to goods sent to the UK from the Channel Islands, the Government has announced. The controversial tax loophole is used by many of the biggest UK online retailers – most famously Play.com, The Hut Group, Asda and Amazon – to dodge millions …

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Zavvi.com sponsors Golden Joystick Awards

Online entertainment specialist Zavvi.com is the retail sponsor for Future’s GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards. The firm is contributing over 1,000 worth of prizes and vouchers to accompany the retail sponsorship. We’re thrilled to be part of this year’s Golden Joystics Awards,” said Dominic Starkey, head of marketing at The Hut …

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