HMV U.K.

  1. HMV Sales Drop 15%, Company Announces New Exec Appointments

    September 09, 2011 4:36 PM EDT Struggling U.K. music retailer HMV has reported a further fall in retail sales for its first quarter, but remains optimistic that its new tech-led strategy shows the way to recovery. Like-for-like sales for the 18 weeks ending September 3 2011 dro ...

  2. HMV Sales Hit By World Cup

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has had a torrid summer, with the World Cup hitting sales in the U.K. and Ireland. In the 19 weeks to Sept. 4, total sales at HMV U.K. and Ireland were down 13.9% and like for like sales were down 14.9%. HMV did not ...

  3. HMV Year Profit Up 18%

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group has revealed an 18% increase in pre-tax profits for the year ending April 24, 2010 to £74.2 million ($111 million). However, like for like sales at U.K. entertainment retailer HMV (including Ireland) were down 2.4% compared to the prior ...

  4. Severe Weather Hits HMV Sales

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV put in a solid performance in 2009, but its sales in the first three months of 2010 were disappointing. A trading update from the retailer showed total year-on-year sales growth for HMV U.K. and Ireland of 7.2% for ...

  5. HMV Targets New Products, Live Music Market

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British entertainment retailer HMV is targeting earnings growth over the medium term by increasing sales of new products in music, visual and games and raising its presence in live music and ticketing. In a strategy update, the firm pledged a turn ...

  6. HMV Posts Double Digit Xmas Sales Rise

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailer HMV increased sales in the U.K. and Ireland by 13.4% over the 10-week Christmas trading period compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, the retailer's diversification into venues looks set to continue in 2010. The ...

  7. HMV Sales Jump 12.8%

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST HMV U.K. and Ireland increased sales by 12.8% to £470.7 million ($763.8 million) in the six months to Oct. 25, 2009 compared to the same period a year ago. The U.K. entertainment retailer was able to take advantage of the demise of rivals Zavvi an ...

  8. HMV Rolls Out Temporary Christmas Stores

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is launching its first temporary stores for the Christmas trading period. "We opened the first one last weekend in Bluewater and the next four open in Saturday (Oct. 24)," HMV Group chief executive Simon F ...

  9. HMV To Open Temporary Xmas Stores

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV is planning to open up to 15 temporary stores for the Christmas trading period. HMV Group CEO Simon Fox tells Billboard.biz that the retailer will take temporary leases in towns that currently lack a retail entertai ...

  10. HMV Sales Inch Up In U.K.

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT HMV, the market leading U.K. entertainment retailer, has announced like-for-like sales growth of 1.7% by value for the 18 weeks ending Aug. 29, 2009. HMV Group issued the trading update at its annual general meeting (AGM) today in London. Total sa ...

  11. HMV Sales Up 11.7% In 2009

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has benefited from the closure of rival Zavvi and the Woolworths retail chain, recording a year-on-year sales volume increase of 11.7% for the 16 weeks ending April 25, 2009. During a conference call, HMV Group chie ...

  12. HMV Enters U.K. Live Biz

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST HMV has partnered with venue operator the Mama Group on a joint venture that will see the U.K. entertainment retailer sharing profits at 11 mid- to large-size venues. The 5,100-capacity Hammersmith Apollo will be renamed the HMV Apollo and the agr ...

  13. HMV Posts £27.5m Six-Month Loss

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Retail group HMV suffered a pre-tax loss of £27.5 million ($41.2 million) in the 26 weeks ended Oct. 25. After the company's interim results were published at 7am GMT this morning, HMV Group shares fell on the London Stock Exchange from last ...

  14. HMV Joins British Retail Consortium

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retail chain HMV is to join the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The move will be announced by BRC chairman Sir Geoff Mulcahy at the retail trade organization's annual dinner tonight (Sept. 24). The BRC represents retailers ...

  15. HMV Sales On The Rise

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group announced 1.3% growth in total sales for the 18 weeks ending Aug. 30, in the first trading update of its current financial year. "In what is a tough consumer environment, the solid start made by the Group to the new financial year m ...

  16. HMV E-Commerce Director Lask To Leave

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gideon Lask, high-profile e-commerce director at U.K. music and home entertainment retail chain HMV, is jumping ship to join Universal Music U.K. Billboard has learned that Lask will be Universal's new senior VP of business development when h ...

  17. HMV Forecasts A Physical-Meets-Digital Future

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's leading music and entertainment retailer HMV will launch an MP3 digital download store later this year as part of a broader company refocus on technology, product and store designs. From this summer, the retailer's revamped dig ...

  18. Evans Rises At HMV

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT HMV U.K. and Ireland has appointed Damian Evans to the product department music team in the role as rock and pop buyer, effective immediately. Evans previously served for a year as manager of the market-leading music and entertainment retailer ...

  19. HMV U.K. Had Happy Holidays

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST HMV Group says it expects its pre-tax profits to be towards the upper end of market expectations after reporting a Christmas sales surge of 9.4% compared to the previous year, while the company's powerhouse music/entertainment chain HMV U.K. ...

  20. Hirst Upped At HMV U.K.

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST HMV U.K. and Ireland has promoted John Hirst to rock and pop manager, with immediate effect. The position had been vacated by Allen Webb, who has moved over to head campaign buying for the retailer. Hirst has served with HMV for seven years, durin ...

  21. Sales Boost Give HMV 'Pleasing Start'

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group plc is boasting a positive turn in its fortunes with double-digit sales growth in its first quarter, the music and entertainment retail giant reported today. Group sales for the 18 weeks ending Sept. 1 were up 12.2%, with like-for-like r ...

  22. HMV Names Warren Product Director

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gary Warren has been appointed as a full-time product director at music-retail giant HMV U.K. The position, which makes him a director of the board, gives him the overall responsibility for the recorded music, DVDs, games and related products sold ...

  23. HMV Enters SNS Biz, Offers DRM-Free Downloads

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British market-leading music and entertainment retailer HMV Group has unveiled plans to launch a social-networking site. The online service will form part of the firm's digital overhaul in the United Kingdom, which is expected to start from t ...

  24. HMV Annual Profit Down, Current Sales Up

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British retail giant HMV Group admitted today it had suffered a "difficult" financial year. Pre-tax profits for the music-and-books specialist retailer slumped 73% to £21.6 million ($43 million) in the financial year ending April 28, fro ...

  25. HMV Strengthens U.K. Content Team

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Retail giant HMV U.K. and Ireland has promoted John Mitchell to E-commerce content controller, with immediate effect. John will be tasked with overseeing the music content team and the cross-site merchandising on the hmv.co.uk Web site, and act as ...

  26. Cunning Fox Outlines HMV Survival Plans

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British market-leading music and entertainment retailer HMV Group plc this morning issued a profit warning and unveiled a "radical" three-year review of the company's operations. The company's stockprice fell 11.29% in morning ...

  27. Albums Rise On 'Brit-Effect'

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brit awards winners and performers have seen the customary upturn in sales after Wednesday's ceremony, with the Killers and Amy Winehouse enjoying the healthiest pick-ups. Comparing Thursday's album sales with those of the previous Thurs ...

  28. Allen Storms Brit Awards With Four Nominations

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST With four nods, British newcomer Lily Allen leads the way for the 2007 Brit Awards, nominations for which reflect Britain's bumper crop of new talent. The pop singer is up for British breakthrough act and British female solo, while her U.K. p ...

  29. Knott Splits With HMV

    January 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a surprise move, HMV U.K. and Ireland managing director Steve Knott is to stand down from the business by "mutual consent" at the end of January, the market-leading music and entertainment retailer said today (Jan. 11). From Feb. 1, g ...

  30. Lask Takes New E-Commerce Role With HMV

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gideon Lask has been promoted to the board of HMV U.K. & Ireland as E-commerce director. Gideon Lask has been promoted to the board of HMV U.K. & Ireland as E-commerce director. Lask assumes overall responsibility for the ongoing devel ...

  31. HMV U.K. Sees Improved Sales

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The company reports a 9.5% growth. A buoyant HMV Group, the U.K. music, books and entertainment retail giant, reported a 9.5% growth in total sales for the 12 weeks ending Sept. 23, compared with the same period in 2005. The improvement in overall ...

  32. HMV U.K. Sees Improved Sales Despite Difficult Market

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The company reports a 9.5% growth. A buoyant HMV Group, the U.K. music, books and entertainment retail giant, reported a 9.5% growth in total sales for the 12 weeks ending Sept. 23, compared with the same period in 2005. The improvement in overall ...

  33. HMV Revamps Music Team

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Market leading music and entertainment retail merchant HMV U.K. & Ireland has restructured its music department. Market leading music and entertainment retail merchant HMV U.K. & Ireland has restructured its music department. In the ne ...

  34. HMV Confirms Takeover Approach

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST British music retail giant HMV Group today (Jan. 30) said it had been approached regarding a takeover. In a brief statement issued this morning to the London Stock Exchange, HMV confirmed an approach British music retail giant HMV Group today (Jan ...

  35. HMV Confirms Takeover Approach

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Report: Permira to pounce with $1.4bn bid. British music retail giant HMV Group today (Jan. 30) said it had been approached regarding a takeover. In a brief statement issued this morning to the London Stock Exchange, HMV confirmed an approach had ...

  36. Gallant Out At HMV U.K.

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Steve Gallant, product director and board member at leading music merchant HMV U.K. & Ireland, has exited amid ongoing restructuring at the company. His unexpected departure, with immediate effect Steve Gallant, product director and board ...

  37. Gallant Out At HMV U.K.

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Steve Gallant, product director and board member at leading music merchant HMV U.K. & Ireland, has exited amid ongoing restructuring at the company. His unexpected departure, with immediate effect Steve Gallant, product director and board ...

  38. HMV CEO Giles To Step Down

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Leading British music merchant HMV Group plc today (Jan. 12) said its chief executive Alan Giles will retire at the end of 2006. In a separate interim trading note issued to the London Stock Exchange, Leading British music merchant HMV Group plc t ...

  39. HMV CEO Giles To Step Down

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Leading British music merchant HMV Group plc today (Jan. 12) said its chief executive Alan Giles will retire at the end of 2006. In a separate interim trading note issued to the London Stock Exchange, Leading British music merchant HMV Group plc t ...

  40. HMV Set For New Digital Era

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Service to launch Sept. 5 with 1.3M titles. HMV U.K.'s new digital music service will embrace the independent label sector and adopt a flexible pricing structure, executives at the market-leading retailer told reporters today (Sept. 1). HMV w ...

  41. HMV Set For New Digital Era

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT HMV U.K.'s new digital music service will embrace the independent label sector and adopt a flexible pricing structure, executives at the market-leading retailer told reporters today (Sept. 1). HMV U.K.'s new digital music service will em ...

  42. Stock Market Welcomes HMV Group Annual Results

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The stock market reacted positively to annual figures published today (June 28) from London-based HMV Group plc which show the retail giant's sales for the year ended April 30 rose to £1.88 billi The stock market reacted positively t ...

  43. Stock Market Welcomes HMV Group Annual Results

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Profits rise, expansion to continue. The stock market reacted positively to annual figures published today (June 28) from London-based HMV Group plc which show the retail giant's sales for the year ended April 30 rose to £1.88 billion ($3.40 ...

  44. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Hot Off the Racks

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "X&Y" has exploded out of the blocks in the band's home market, Britain. The album sold more than 150,000 copies yesterday (June 6) on its opening day of sale in the United Kingdom, acc Coldplay's " ...

  45. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Hot Off The Racks

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "X&Y" has exploded out of the blocks in the band's home market, Britain. The album sold more than 150,000 copies yesterday (June 6) on its opening day of sale in the United Kingdom, acc Coldplay's " ...

  46. HMV Upbeat On Full-Year Results

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British retail chain HMV Group Plc said today (May 4) that it expects to report full-year earnings in line with market expectations despite suffering from a difficult trading climate in its home terri British retail chain HMV Group Plc said today ...

  47. HMV Upbeat On Full-Year Results

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K. and Ireland retail biz suffers. British retail chain HMV Group Plc said today (May 4) that it expects to report full-year earnings in line with market expectations despite suffering from a difficult trading climate in its home territory. For ...

  48. HMV Ups Taylor To Oversee Online Biz

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British marketing-leading retailer HMV has elevated John Taylor to oversee its online and Internet activities. In his new post as HMV U.K. & Ireland E-Commerce director, Taylor succeeds Stuart Row British marketing-leading retailer HMV has ...

  49. HMV Ups Taylor To Oversee Online Biz

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British marketing-leading retailer HMV has elevated John Taylor to oversee its online and Internet activities. In his new post as HMV U.K. & Ireland E-Commerce director, Taylor succeeds Stuart Row British marketing-leading retailer HMV has ...

  50. HMV Group Sales Rise Again

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST HMV Group today (Jan. 18) reported first-half sales increases but sounded a note of caution about the economic outlook in its U.K. power base. HMV Group today (Jan. 18) reported first-half sales increases but sounded a note of caution about the ec ...

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