Shop Direct to develop new fulfilment centre in the East Midlands

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay digital retailer, today announced proposals to upgrade its fulfilment capabilities by creating an automated, 500,000 square foot distribution and returns centre in the East Midlands. Development of the site at East Midlands Gateway is due to start in May 2018, and the group [...]

2018-04-11T11:12:28+01:00April 11th, 2018|

Shop Direct crowned best employer at Retail Week Awards 2018

Shop Direct was last night crowned best employer at the Retail Week Awards 2018, the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. The event, which attracted over 1,600 attendees to London’s Grosvenor Hotel, was judged by a panel of sector heavyweights including leaders from Boots, IKEA, Schuh and ASOS. The judges praised [...]

2019-10-21T11:17:30+01:00March 23rd, 2018|

Shop Direct appoints new CEO

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay retailer, which operates digital department stores, and, has appointed Henry Birch to the role of group chief executive. He will join Shop Direct later this year. Henry is currently chief executive officer of FTSE 250-listed Rank Group plc, which owns [...]

2019-10-21T11:33:15+01:00March 7th, 2018|

Sixth consecutive record-breaking Christmas for Shop Direct

Shop Direct, which operates digital department stores, and, increased group revenue by 6.3% year-on-year for the seven weeks up to and including 22 December 2017. The group’s performance was driven by 16.8% year-on-year growth at Very, its largest and fastest growing retail brand. The increase in mobile [...]

2019-10-21T11:37:36+01:00January 16th, 2018|

£600,000 Shop Direct partnership to help homelessness charities The Booth Centre and The Whitechapel Centre improve access to digital tools and employment

The Booth Centre and The Whitechapel Centre, the North West’s leading homelessness charities, were unveiled as Shop Direct’s new charity partners at a dinner at the etailer’s Liverpool headquarters last night (6 December 2017). Shop Direct will raise £600,000 over the next two years through colleague activities and events, as [...]

2019-10-21T11:41:30+01:00December 7th, 2017|

Shop Direct raises £440,000 to digitally equip Claire House Liverpool site

Shop Direct has raised £440,000 in just 12 months to digitally equip Claire House’s new site, which will support hundreds of seriously and terminally ill children in Liverpool and the wider North West. In September 2016, the 4,700-strong team at Shop Direct voted for Claire House Children’s Hospice as its [...]

2019-10-21T11:44:21+01:00October 31st, 2017|

Very and mobile drive accelerating growth at Shop Direct

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer, which operates digital department stores,, and, today announces its full-year results for the 52 weeks to 1 July 2017. Financial performance Fifth consecutive year of record sales and underlying profits: Group sales growth accelerated, increasing by 5.6% [...]

2019-10-21T11:48:00+01:00October 2nd, 2017|

Shop Direct wins big at Retail Week Tech Awards

Shop Direct scooped four awards and picked up a silver commendation at the Retail Week Tech Awards in London last night. The event, which took place at Hawker House, celebrated the most groundbreaking, effective and influential innovations in retail technology – with the judges praising Shop Direct for ‘demonstrating a [...]

2019-10-21T11:50:12+01:00September 15th, 2017|

Agile Roundabout gets first look at Shop Direct’s London hub

100 technologists came together at Shop Direct’s new London hub to hear the latest best practice and developments in microservices at the 16th Agile Roundabout tech meetup. The event, which took place on 3 August and was sponsored by recruitment firm TRG, heard from Shop Direct’s Seb Carss, Just Eat’s [...]

2019-10-21T11:53:26+01:00August 9th, 2017|

Shop Direct’s London hub opens for business

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay digital retailer, has opened its London hub at 111 Buckingham Palace Road. The office, known as Sky Victoria, will host colleagues working across data science, IT, eCommerce, product and brand. The 25,000 sq ft space, designed by award-winning interior design specialists SpaceInvader Design, [...]

2020-02-14T09:58:11+00:00August 1st, 2017|