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Fashion drives "strong" peak trading for Beth Wright | 15 Jan 20

A standout performance in online retailer's fashion and sports segment has helped drive a rise in retail sales across the festive trading season.

Shop Direct secures GBP150m cash boost Hannah Abdulla | 15 Nov 19

Shop Direct, the owner of the and sites, has received GBP150m (US$191.8m) additional funding which it will use to help the company return to a better financial footing following a spike in PPI claims.

Shop Direct hindered by Littlewoods' continued decline Hannah Abdulla | 24 Oct 19

Shop Direct should start offering similar options to its competitors such as third-party brands, financing and unique delivery saver schemes, says GlobalData in the wake of the retailer's "uninspiring" full year results.

Project to improve working conditions for women in South India's fabric mills - Exclusive Beth Wright | 30 Sep 19

The first phase of a project by Shop Direct, Next Plc and Varner to improve employment conditions for young women in South India's fabric mills has engaged almost 9,500 people, with the partnership now gearing up for a second phase, due to launch later this year - with plans including the launch of an app for workers to provide feedback.

Shop Direct names Guy Farmer group trading director Michelle Russell | 18 Jul 19

UK digital retailer and financial services provider Shop Direct has appointed Walgreens executive, Guy Farmer, as group trading director to oversee the company’s buying, sourcing and data intelligence teams.

Shop Direct to rebrand as The Very Group Beth Wright | 27 Mar 19

Retailer Shop Direct is to be renamed The Very Group in a move designed to bring its name and identity in line with its flagship Very online brand.

Shop Direct mulls job cuts Beth Wright | 1 Feb 19

Retailer Shop Direct is considering a number of redundancies after entering a period of consultation with Usdaw, its recognised trade union.

Stellar fashion sales drive Shop Direct Christmas Beth Wright | 14 Jan 19

Retailer Shop Direct, operator of the Very and Littlewoods businesses, has seen revenue rise 3.7% year-on-year over the Christmas trading period, driven by clothing and footwear.

Brands take action to end modern slavery in UK factories Michelle Russell | 13 Nov 18

John Lewis, M&S and Next Plc are among a raft of British fashion retail giants to have signed a joint agreement with enforcement bodies to try to combat the exploitation of workers by UK fashion and textile manufacturers.

Very sales boost Shop Direct FY Beth Wright | 19 Sep 18

Shop Direct CEO Henry Birch has hailed the potential of the online fashion retailer as it announced full-year results he said show a good underlying performance in a competitive external market, thanks, in the main, to its Very brand.

Shop Direct taps Jack Wills exec as fashion director Beth Wright | 25 Jun 18

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has named former Jack Wills chief product officer, Emma Alexander as fashion director, heading up its branded and own brand clothing and footwear offerings.

Shop Direct swings to loss despite sales growth Michelle Russell | 25 May 18

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has moved to a loss in the first nine months of the year after incurring GBP100m in costs related to Payment Protection Insurance claims.

Shop Direct site closures puts 2,000 jobs at risk Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 18

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct is to close three warehouses in the UK, putting nearly 2,000 jobs at risk, as part of a relocation of its distribution operations.

Shop Direct names new CEO Beth Wright | 7 Mar 18

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has named Henry Birch as CEO, following the departure of Alex Baldock earlier this year.

Shop Direct delivers robust sales, appoints interim CEO Michelle Russell | 16 Jan 18

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has delivered robust Christmas results, despite being up against strong comparatives, and has appointed an interim chief executive.

Shop Direct CEO Alex Baldock to depart next year Beth Wright | 6 Oct 17

Alex Baldock, CEO of online fashion retailer Shop Direct is to step down from his role in the summer of next year to puruse a "new challenge".

Mobile investments boost Shop Direct FY Beth Wright | 3 Oct 17

Online fashion retailer Shop Direct has recorded its fifth consecutive year of "record" sales and earnings growth as mobile sales and its Very brand continue to drive growth.

Shop Direct scraps sale plans amid political uncertainty Michelle Russell | 21 Jul 17

The owners of online fashion retailer Shop Direct have scrapped plans to sell the business, blaming uncertainty following the recent UK election.

Technology investments boost Shop Direct FY Michelle Russell | 6 Sep 16

Online fashion group Shop Direct has recorded its fourth consecutive year of sales and earnings growth thanks to continued investment in new disruptive technology and strong growth at its Very brand. 

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