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Woolworths workers fail in compensation bid

The European Court of Justice has backed government calls to exclude workers at stores with fewer than 20 employees from the right to redundancy consultation. Employees who lost their jobs in the Woolworths collapse of 2008 have been arguing through the courts that they are due a payout thanks to …

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Report: GAME talks collapse, administration sell-off imminent

Talks to save GAME have reportedly collapsed, with reports suggesting that it will enter administration tomorrow when an immediate sell-off of assets will begin. The Express reports that the move will trigger a sale of GAME’s most valuable assets in what it describes as the biggest retail failure since Woolworths”. …

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Troubling times for Alworths

Less than two years after it rose from the ashes of former High Street giant Woolworths, rumours are circulating that the chain might be heading for trouble. Retail Week reports that the 17 store chain, which is headed up by Woolworths’ former head of store and concession development Andy Latham, …

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Gerry Berkley joins Centresoft

Retail veteran Gerry Berkley has joined Centresoft as consumer fulfilment sales manager. He joins the distributor following a stint at Shop Direct, where he was tasked with increasing the firm’s share in the entertainment industry. He has worked in retail for 28 years, and has handled games for Woolworths, Blockbuster, …

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Gerry Berkley joins Centresoft

Retail veteran Gerry Berkley has joined Centresoft as consumer fulfilment sales manager. He joins the distributor following a stint at Shop Direct, where he was tasked with increasing the firm’s share in the entertainment industry. He has worked in retail for 28 years, and has handled games for Woolworths, Blockbuster, …

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Alworths plans to open 200 stores

Woolworths’ former development boss has told MCV he will open up to 200 Alworths stores throughout the UK – and games will be stocked in all outlets. Andy Latham – MD of the new retail chain – launched the first five Alworths stores last month. He has hired a team …

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Woolies expects Xmas games boost

Home shopping and online retail giant Shop Direct anticipates a strong Christmas for games after tripling its share in the software market. The firm, which bought the rights to the Woolworths brand earlier this year, has bolstered its games offer in 2009 with an even bigger range of products. It …

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Woolies to make High Street return

The Times has reported that the home shopping retailer, owned by Sir Frederick and Sir David Barclay, bought the name from the administrators and resurrected it online earlier this year. The firm now wants to hear from possible franchisees, but is not considering managing the stores itself. Mark Newton-Jones, the …

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HMV targeting former Zavvi stores

Entertainment retailer HMV has confirmed that it’s upcoming temporary Christmas stores will target locations now vacated thanks to the demise of Zavvi and Woolworths. The idea is to bring a viable entertainment offer to towns that are currently short on options, according to GigNews. HMV chief exec Simon Fox said …

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Woolies online boss quits

The trading director of Shop Direct, parent company of Woolworths Online, has left the firm – sparking speculation that the business is in trouble. David Inglis left last week, according to Associated Newspapers, after relaunching the Woolworths brand online in June. As reported by MCV, the firm has snapped up …

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