Shop Direct signs an agreement to lease new Leicestershire fulfilment centre

Shop Direct has announced more details of its new 850,000 square foot*, state-of-the-art distribution and returns centre at the East Midlands Gateway development near Castle Donington, Leicestershire, which is scheduled to be fully operational in 2021. The facility began construction in May 2018 and Shop Direct has now signed an [...]

2018-08-20T06:59:23+00:00August 20th, 2018|Littlewoods.com, Shop Direct, Uncategorized, Very.co.uk|

Shop Direct reshapes executive board to drive increased customer-centricity

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer and home to Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, has reshaped its executive board as it aims to drive increased customer-centricity. The etail giant has brought together its retail and product teams under one executive board member. Sam Perkins, formerly group product director, will [...]

2018-07-25T11:15:19+00:00July 25th, 2018|Littlewoods.com, Shop Direct, Very.co.uk|

Very expands range to better meet customer needs as Shop Direct consolidates fashion proposition

Shop Direct is to migrate its luxury fashion proposition to Very from Very Exclusive during autumn winter 2018, in a move designed to enable customers to shop its entire fashion range in one place. Shop Direct launched Very Exclusive in 2015, with the aim of democratising luxury fashion by combining [...]

2018-05-25T14:46:57+00:00May 25th, 2018|Shop Direct, Very Exclusive, Very.co.uk|

Sixth consecutive record-breaking Christmas for Shop Direct

Shop Direct, which operates digital department stores Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com and VeryExclusive.co.uk, 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 [...]

Very and mobile drive accelerating growth at Shop Direct

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer, which operates digital department stores Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com, VeryExclusive.co.uk and LittlewoodsIreland.ie, 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+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Littlewoods.com, Shop Direct, Very.co.uk|

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+00:00September 15th, 2017|Littlewoods.com, Shop Direct, Very.co.uk|

Festive record breaker for Shop Direct as shoppers reach for their smartphones

Shop Direct, which operates digital department stores Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com and VeryExclusive.co.uk, delivered its fifth consecutive record-breaking Christmas sales performance during the seven weeks to 23 December 2016. As shoppers reached for their smartphones, the UK’s second largest pureplay etailer increased group sales by 9% year-on-year – putting the company on [...]

2019-10-21T12:44:20+00:00January 16th, 2017|Shop Direct, Very.co.uk|

Shop Direct becomes first UK-based retailer to launch WhatsApp-style conversational user interface platform for customer service

The new technology, called ‘Very Assistant’, allows customers to quickly find answers for their customer service questions in a WhatsApp--style chat environment within the Very.co.uk iOS app Shop Direct is the first UK-based retailer to apply conversational user interface (CUI) technology for customer service The technology is the first step [...]

2019-10-21T12:54:28+00:00November 11th, 2016|Littlewoods.com, Shop Direct, Very.co.uk|

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+00:00July 29th, 2016|Littlewoods.com, Shop Direct, Very.co.uk|