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HMV snares THQ trade marketing boss

Former THQ trade marketing manager Wayne Wilson has joined HMV in the newly-created post of online games manager. Wilson, who started at the retailer earlier this week, worked on major releases such as Saints Row 2, UFC: Undisputed and Red Faction: Guerrilla. Prior to that he worked at Woolworths for …

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Reborn Woolworths bursts into life

Woolworths.co.uk has kicked off a nationwide marketing campaign to draw consumers to its site, in a sign of its strength as a reborn retailer. The site sells items across three ‘shops’: the main Woolworths.co.uk site, Entertainment and Party & Pick’n’Mix. And after officially launching last week, the firm has now …

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Woolworths resurrection on the cards

Defunct UK retailer Woolworths could yet rise from the dead with the news that former MD Tony Page is negotiating with investors with a view to securing a 10m deal to buy up 200 of the chain’s former outlets. The Times reports that Woolies’ former boss was last year involved …

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Gerry Berkley returns to games

Former Woolworths games boss Gerry Berkley has returned to the industry four months after the retailer closed, MCV can reveal. Berkley has been appointed trading manager for entertainment at the Shop Direct Group, which owns Littlewoods, Choice and Empire Stores. In February, Shop Direct bought the rights for the Woolworths …

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12 more Woolies stores snapped up

Value retail chain Poundland has today announced that it has purchased 12 ex-Woolworths stores. One hundred former Woolies staff have been taken on by the firm following the buy, which forms part of Poundland’s planned expansion. The retailer is committed to opening at least 30 new stores in the UK …

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RETAIL BIZ: News round-up

This week in Retail Biz, Granger Games has opened the first of four new stores as GAME wins best specialist at the Oracle Retail Week Awards.Elsewhere, the DSi has hit two million units sold in Japan, February’s NPD data was released for all to see, and the new Woolworths expects …

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New Woolworths calls for games industry backing

The former commercial director of Woolworths has told MCV that games will play a key role” in his new nationwide retail chain. Tony Page has secured 10 million in funding for his new venture, which will contain many of the same product lines of Woolworths. Page says he can acquire …

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Woolworths to return to the High Street

Three former bosses of Woolworths are ‘relaunching’ the High Street legend under a new name. Former commercial director Tony Page and colleagues Andy Latham and Steve Jebson will open 50 shops based on the old Woolworths format – and are working on a name ‘as close to the original as …

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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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Woolworths resurrected as online retailer

Woolworths is to make a Lazarus-like return as an online brand after it was bought by Shop Direct. Shop Direct is the UK’s biggest internet and home shopping retailer, and also owns brands such as the Littlewoods catalogue and plans to launch Woolworths online in the summer following a deal …

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