Shop Direct launches search for next £600,000 charity partner

Shop Direct, which operates online retailers Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, is inviting organisations that invest in children’s future development to submit their £600,000 digital ideas to become its next charity partner. The business will support the chosen partner for two years from late 2019. To be considered, charities should have an [...]

2019-08-22T13:53:33+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Littlewoods.com, Shop Direct, Very.co.uk|

Shop Direct completes external shell of new 850,000 sq ft East Midlands fulfilment centre

Shop Direct, the UK’s largest integrated pureplay digital retailer and financial services provider, has completed external building works at Skygate, its new 850,000 sq ft* fulfilment centre at East Midlands Gateway near Castle Donington, Leicestershire. The state-of-the-art facility will bring all aspects of distribution and returns for Shop Direct’s Very.co.uk and [...]

2019-10-21T10:20:32+01:00July 29th, 2019|Littlewoods.com, Shop Direct, Very.co.uk|

Shop Direct appoints Guy Farmer as group trading director

Shop Direct, the UK’s largest integrated pureplay digital retailer and financial services provider, has appointed Guy Farmer as group trading director. He will join the business in September 2019 and report to Sam Perkins, managing director, retail. Guy is currently vice president and global retail own brand director at Walgreens [...]

2019-07-17T11:03:53+01:00July 17th, 2019|Shop Direct|

Iconic brands, famous faces & mobile innovation: A Very happy birthday as Very.co.uk turns 10

Tablets, hair straighteners and UGG boots are among the top selling items that have helped online retailer Very.co.uk become a £1.4bn revenue brand over the last decade. Very, which was launched on 5 July 2009 by digital retailer Shop Direct, celebrates its 10th birthday this week. Online retailing was growing [...]

2019-10-21T10:22:46+01:00July 4th, 2019|Shop Direct, Very.co.uk|

Shop Direct empowers frontline team with customer service innovation

Shop Direct, the UK’s largest integrated pureplay digital retailer and financial services provider, has handed the power to deliver customer service innovation to a team of 20 frontline advisors with the launch of a new customer closeness centre at its Liverpool head office. Members of the new customer closeness team [...]

2019-10-21T10:25:07+01:00May 13th, 2019|Littlewoods.com, Shop Direct, Very.co.uk|

Shop Direct announces agreement to transfer returns activity to clipper logistics

Shop Direct, the UK’s largest integrated pureplay digital retailer and financial services provider, has announced an agreement to transfer the 215,000 sq ft Raven Mill returns centre in Oldham, Greater Manchester, along with returns activity managed from the site, to Clipper Logistics, a leading provider of value-added logistics solutions and [...]

2019-04-25T07:24:22+01:00April 25th, 2019|Shop Direct|

Shop Direct to rebrand to The Very Group

Shop Direct, the UK’s largest integrated pureplay digital retailer and financial services provider, has announced plans to rebrand to The Very Group, bringing its name and identity in line with its flagship consumer brand Very.co.uk. The new corporate identity, which will be unveiled later this year, will support Shop Direct’s [...]

2019-03-27T11:20:25+00:00March 27th, 2019|Littlewoods.com, Shop Direct, Very.co.uk|

Shop Direct appoints former Sky Betting and Gaming CTO to executive board

Shop Direct, the UK’s largest integrated pureplay digital retailer and credit provider, has appointed former Sky Betting and Gaming chief technology officer (CTO) Andy Burton to its executive board in the role of group CTO. He will join the business in May 2019 and report to the company’s group CEO [...]

2019-10-21T10:28:08+01:00February 14th, 2019|Shop Direct|

Shop Direct continues to realign retail team

Shop Direct, the UK’s largest integrated digital retailer and financial services provider, has initiated the next phase of  changes to its retail team, aligning it around the group’s four key product categories – fashion, home, electrical and developing categories. The etailer will begin consultation with Usdaw, its recognised trade union, [...]

2019-01-30T17:21:25+00:00January 30th, 2019|Shop Direct|

Strong Christmas trading for Shop Direct in challenging market

 Shop Direct, which operates multi-category digital retailers Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, increased group revenue by 3.7% year-on-year for the seven weeks up to and including 28 December 2018. The group’s performance was driven by 8.8% year-on-year growth at Very, its largest and fastest growing retail brand. Trading highlights Revenue at [...]

2019-10-21T10:33:36+01:00January 14th, 2019|Shop Direct|