Economy of the United Kingdom

  1. U.K.'s Woolworths Agrees New Tesco Supply Contract

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Woolworths Group Plc is to continue supplying CDs, videos and computer games to British supermarket giant Tesco Plc after the pair unveiled a new deal on Monday aimed at better co-operation. Woolworths Group Plc is to continue supplying CDs, video ...

  2. U.K.'s Woolworths Agrees New Tesco Supply Contract

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Woolworths Group Plc is to continue supplying CDs, videos and computer games to British supermarket giant Tesco Plc after the pair unveiled a new deal on Monday aimed at better co-operation. Woolworths Group Plc is to continue supplying CDs, video ...

  3. Equity Firm Nixes WH Smith Takeover Talks

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European private-equity firm Permira has dropped its plan to make an offer for British books and music chain WH Smith (WHS). In a statement issued Friday, WHS said it would continue to pursue its turn European private-equity firm Permira has dropp ...

  4. Equity Firm Nixes WH Smith Takeover Talks

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European private-equity firm Permira has dropped its plan to make an offer for British books and music chain WH Smith (WHS). In a statement issued Friday, WHS said it would continue to pursue its turn European private-equity firm Permira has dropp ...

  5. WHS To Source Music From Wholesaler EUK

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British wholesale distributor Entertainment UK (EUK) has struck a deal to supply all the music requirements to WHSmith U.K. Retail's (WHS) 545 U.K. stores. British wholesale distributor Entertainment UK (EUK) has struck a deal to supply all t ...

  6. WHS To Source Music From Wholesaler EUK

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British wholesale distributor Entertainment UK (EUK) has struck a deal to supply all the music requirements to WHSmith U.K. Retail's (WHS) 545 U.K. stores. British wholesale distributor Entertainment UK (EUK) has struck a deal to supply all t ...

  7. DVD Demand Keeps HMV Profits On The Rise

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An aggressive program of store openings plus public demand for DVD allowed HMV Group to increase profits and cut £100.8 million ($182.7 million) off its net debt in the past financial year. An aggressive program of store openings plus pub ...

  8. DVD Demand Keeps HMV Profits On The Rise

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An aggressive program of store openings plus public demand for DVD allowed HMV Group to increase profits and cut £100.8 million ($182.7 million) off its net debt in the past financial year. An aggressive program of store openings plus pub ...

  9. HMV COO McLaughlin To Retire

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group COO Brian McLaughlin is to retire at the end of 2004. McLaughlin, 54, will remain on the HMV Group board as a non-executive director. The group confirms that he will be replaced as COO; no a HMV Group COO Brian McLaughlin is to retire at ...

  10. HMV COO McLaughlin To Retire

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group COO Brian McLaughlin is to retire at the end of 2004. McLaughlin, 54, will remain on the HMV Group board as a non-executive director. The group confirms that he will be replaced as COO; no a HMV Group COO Brian McLaughlin is to retire at ...

  11. France's Virgin Stores Revamps Download Service

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music download service. France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music dow ...

  12. France's Virgin Stores Revamps Download Service

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music download service. France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music dow ...

  13. France's Virgin Stores Revamps Download Service

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music download service. France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music dow ...

  14. Uni Music U.K. Sues Retail Chain's Administrators

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is suing the administrators of Our Price Entertainment in a row over goods supplied to the stores. The claim is made against administrators Simon Michaels and Shay Bannon, of busi Universal Music U.K. is suing the administrato ...

  15. Uni Music U.K. Sues Retail Chain's Administrators

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Our Price accused of selling goods without consent. Universal Music U.K. is suing the administrators of Our Price Entertainment in a row over goods supplied to the stores. The claim is made against administrators Simon Michaels and Shay Bannon, of ...

  16. Virgin Retail Formalizes Centralized Distribution Deal

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a centralized stock management deal for its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a ...

  17. Virgin Retail Formalizes Centralized Distribution Deal

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a centralized stock management deal for its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a ...

  18. Virgin Retail Formalizes Centralized Distribution Deal

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a centralized stock management deal for its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a ...

  19. HMV Confident On 'Top End' Annual Profits

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based specialist retailer HMV Group says it expects its annual profits to reach the top end of market forecasts and its debt to be lower than previous estimates. U.K.-based specialist retailer HMV Group says it expects its annual profits to r ...

  20. HMV Confident On 'Top End' Annual Profits

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based specialist retailer HMV Group says it expects its annual profits to reach the top end of market forecasts and its debt to be lower than previous estimates. U.K.-based specialist retailer HMV Group says it expects its annual profits to r ...

  21. U.K.'s WH Smith Approached For Takeover

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been approached by two of its former directors with a possible takeover bid. In a statement issued to the London stock exchange, WHS confirms that the prelimi U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been ...

  22. U.K.'s WH Smith Approached For Takeover

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been approached by two of its former directors with a possible takeover bid. In a statement issued to the London stock exchange, WHS confirms that the prelimi U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been ...

  23. U.K.'s WH Smith Approached For Takeover

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been approached by two of its former directors with a possible takeover bid. In a statement issued to the London stock exchange, WHS confirms that the prelimi U.K. books/music chain WH Smith (WHS) has been ...

  24. McGee's Poptones Links With Mercury

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan McGee, the veteran British label chief who discovered Oasis, is revitalizing his indie label Poptones through a marketing and distribution deal with Mercury Records. Poptones' previous distributo Alan McGee, the veteran British label chi ...

  25. McGee's Poptones Links With Mercury

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan McGee, the veteran British label chief who discovered Oasis, is revitalizing his indie label Poptones through a marketing and distribution deal with Mercury Records. Poptones' previous distributo Alan McGee, the veteran British label chi ...

  26. HMV To Halve U.S. Operations

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT HMV is closing three of its six remaining U.S. stores, as well as the office housing its small U.S. corporate staff. The HMV stores in Atlanta, Boston and Marlborough, Mass., are holding going-out-of- HMV is closing three of its six remaining U.S. ...

  27. HMV To Halve U.S. Operations

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT HMV is closing three of its six remaining U.S. stores, as well as the office housing its small U.S. corporate staff. The HMV stores in Atlanta, Boston and Marlborough, Mass., are holding going-out-of- HMV is closing three of its six remaining U.S. ...

  28. Sly Bailey Takes Non-Exec Director Role at EMI

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K. newspaper chief considered top strategist. EMI Group plc on Friday gave a strong signal of its strategic direction with the appointment of Sly Bailey, CEO of British newspaper publishing group Trinity Mirror, as a non-executive director. Bail ...

  29. Sly Bailey Takes Non-Exec Director Role at EMI

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Group plc on Friday gave a strong signal of its strategic direction with the appointment of Sly Bailey, CEO of British newspaper publishing group Trinity Mirror, as a non-executive director. EMI Group plc on Friday gave a strong signal of its ...

  30. Helen Terry to produce Brit Awards

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Helen Terry has been named as the new producer of the annual Brit Awards. Terry, best known as a featured vocalist with '80s hitmakers Culture Club, takes overall production responsibility for the TV Helen Terry has been named as the new prod ...

  31. EMI Narrowly Misses FTSE 100

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Group has narrowly missed promotion into the FTSE 100 blue-chip index in London. A spokesperson at FTSE Group, which conducted a review of the index today (March 10), says EMI's market capitalizat EMI Group has narrowly missed promotion i ...

  32. Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Dispute Over Bill Payments

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Twentieth Century Fox and Virgin Entertainment Group have settled a legal dispute over alleged bill non-payment. NEW YORK--Twentieth Century Fox and Virgin Entertainment Group have settled a legal dispute over alleged bill non-payment. The move ca ...

  33. EMI Stock Continues To Rise

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST In its best performance since May 2002, stock in EMI Group rose to 278.25p today (March 8), a 5.6% increase on Friday's close. However, the trading level was below average, with 12.7 million shares ch In its best performance since May 2002, s ...

  34. EMI Signs Up To U.K.'s Wippit Download Service

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck a deal to license repertoire to U.K.-based digital-music service Wippit, becoming the first major record company to do so. EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck a deal ...

  35. EMI Signs Up To U.K.'s Wippit Download Service

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck a deal to license repertoire to U.K.-based digital-music service Wippit, becoming the first major record company to do so. EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck a deal ...

  36. EMI Signs Up To U.K.'s Wippit Download Service

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck an agreement to license repertoire to U.K.-based digital service Wippit, becoming the first major record company to do so. EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck an agr ...

  37. See Tickets Goes Live In The United Kingdom

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new ticketing agency called See Tickets goes live in the United Kingdom tomorrow (Feb. 24), in an effort to challenge Ticketmaster's dominance of the sector. A new ticketing agency called See Tickets goes live in the United Kingdom tomorrow ...

  38. See Tickets Goes Live In The United Kingdom

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new ticketing agency called See Tickets goes live in the United Kingdom tomorrow (Feb. 24), in an effort to challenge Ticketmaster's dominance of the sector. A new ticketing agency called See Tickets goes live in the United Kingdom tomorrow ...

  39. U.K.'s WH Smith To Withdraw From Singles Market

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a further blow to the British CD singles sector, U.K. retailer WH Smith today (Feb. 23) confirmed it will stop selling singles. The retailer's decision follows a company-wide review of its entertai In a further blow to the British CD singl ...

  40. Anderson's Brits Tenure Comes To An End

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisa Anderson, executive producer of the Brit Awards, has confirmed industry speculation that tonight's (Feb. 17) show at London's Earls Court will be her last in the role. Lisa Anderson, executive producer of the Brit Awards, has confir ...

  41. HMV Europe Appoints New Finance Director

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dave Coates has been named finance director of London-based HMV Europe, effective April 19. Coates, who is currently director of financial services at U.K. department-store chain Debenhams, will repor Dave Coates has been named finance director of ...

  42. HMV Europe Appoints New Finance Director

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dave Coates has been named finance director of London-based HMV Europe, effective April 19. Coates, who is currently director of financial services at U.K. department-store chain Debenhams, will repor Dave Coates has been named finance director of ...

  43. U.K. Groups Launch Awards For Unsigned Acts

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent U.K. retail chain Fopp is teaming with the Performing Right Society's PRS Foundation (PRSF) and CD manufacturer Clear Sound & Vision to launch the Unsigned Awards. Independent U.K. retail chain Fopp is teaming with the Per ...

  44. U.K. Retailer Fopp Posts Gains In 2003

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent retailer Fopp buoyed by strong DVD and books performance in December, ends up with year-on-year growth of 57%. U.K. independent retailer Fopp will today announce year-on-year sales growth of 57%. The 14-store chain will report sales of ...

  45. U.K. Retailer Fopp Posts Gains In 2003

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K. independent retailer Fopp will today announce year-on-year sales growth of 57%. The 14-store chain will report sales of £27.5 million ($50 million) for the financial year ending Nov. 30, 2 U.K. independent retailer Fopp will today ...

  46. Oz DRM Company Destra Opens Digital Music Store

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Australian digital rights management company Destra Corp. yesterday launched what it is billing as Australia's largest legal online music store (Bulletin, Nov. 7). Almost 100,000 a la car As expected, Australian digital rights ma ...

  47. Oz DRM Company Destra Opens Digital Music Store

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Australian digital rights management company Destra Corp. yesterday launched what it is billing as Australia's largest legal online music store (Bulletin, Nov. 7). Almost 100,000 a la car As expected, Australian digital rights ma ...

  48. Oz DRM Company Destra Opens Digital Music Store

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST As expected, Australian digital rights management company Destra Corp. yesterday launched what it is billing as Australia's largest legal online music store (Bulletin, Nov. 7). Almost 100,000 a la car As expected, Australian digital rights ma ...

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