£400,000 Shop Direct partnership to help Claire House use digital technology to support seriously ill children

Claire House Children’s Hospice – which is developing plans to convert an old monastery in West Derby, Liverpool into a new facility to support hundreds more seriously and terminally ill children in the North West – was unveiled as Shop Direct’s new charity partner at a dinner at the etailer’s [...]

2019-10-21T12:57:48+01:00November 9th, 2016|Shop Direct|

Shop Direct kickstarts development of Alder Hey app with £210,000 fundraising

Colleagues at Shop Direct have raised £210,000 in just 12 months to support the development of a new digital app for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. In September 2015, the 4,700-strong team at Shop Direct voted for Alder Hey Children’s Charity as its charitable partner of the year for 2015/16. Since [...]

2019-10-21T12:59:56+01:00October 11th, 2016|Shop Direct|

Littlewoods Ireland brings home gold at the Landy Awards

Littlewoods Ireland was awarded gold in the category of best integration of search into cross-channel marketing at the second international annual Search Engine Land Awards in New York. This is the first year an Irish company has won a Landy Award, with Littlewoods Ireland overcoming stiff competition from international companies, including Morgan Stanley's Super [...]

2016-09-29T13:59:57+01:00September 29th, 2016|Shop Direct|

VeryExclusive.co.uk launches menswear offer with 25 brands and plans for concession model

VeryExclusive.co.uk, Shop Direct’s online luxury fashion retailer, has today gone live with its premium menswear offer. The etailer has launched men’s clothing, footwear and accessories for autumn winter 2016 with 25 brands, including the likes of Kenzo, Whistles, PS by Paul Smith, Hackett and Vivienne Westwood. In what will be [...]

2019-10-21T13:01:56+01:00September 20th, 2016|Shop Direct, Very Exclusive|

Shop Direct wins four at Retail Week’s Tech and Ecommerce Awards

Shop Direct took home four prizes at the Retail Week Tech and Ecommerce Awards, including the overall prize for excellence. The event, which was held at the O2 Intercontinental Hotel in London, celebrated the smartest, most creative digital ideas, the most forward-thinking technology initiatives and the teams that are driving innovation. [...]

2016-09-15T08:58:43+01:00September 15th, 2016|Shop Direct|

Profits surge at Shop Direct as technology investments pay off

[rev_slider alias="results 2015/2016"] Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay digital retailer, generated strong underlying profit before tax (PBT)1 growth in the 53 weeks to 30 June 2016. The group, which operates digital department stores Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com, VeryExclusive.co.uk and LittlewoodsIreland.ie, grew underlying PBT by 43.6% to £150.4m and sales by [...]

2016-09-06T05:18:36+01:00September 6th, 2016|Financial results, Shop Direct|

Shop Direct opens state-of-the-art training, conferencing and wellbeing facility at Liverpool headquarters

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer, has opened a state-of-the-art, 12,400 sq ft training, conferencing and wellbeing facility, as the company continues to invest in becoming a world class digital retailer. ‘The CUBE’, which includes a 250-capacity conference space, a juice bar and an exercise area, is [...]

2019-10-21T13:07:40+01:00August 11th, 2016|Shop Direct|

Shop Direct appoints Newson to lead business development

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer, has hired its first business development director to help grow commercial partnerships that can accelerate the company’s journey to becoming a world class digital retailer. Sally-Anne Newson, who started at Shop Direct on 18 July 2016, brings 16 years of retail [...]

2019-10-21T13:10:02+01:00July 29th, 2016|Littlewoods.com, Shop Direct, Very.co.uk|

Shop Direct continues big data drive with customer intelligence director hire

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer, has announced its third data-focused senior appointment in under a month, bringing in McKinsey & Company junior partner Assi Gol to lead its customer intelligence teams. Assi, who will take up the position of customer intelligence director in September 2016, will [...]

2019-10-21T13:12:08+01:00July 21st, 2016|Shop Direct|

Shop Direct hires Berson to take over strategy and customer at board level as Jones departs after seven years

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer, has recruited Groupon’s EMEA chief marketing officer and vice president to the new executive board level role of group strategy and customer director. Sasha Berson will join Shop Direct in September, with a remit to turbocharge the company’s progress on its [...]

2016-07-07T16:10:50+01:00July 7th, 2016|Shop Direct|