Virgin Entertainment Group North America

  1. Remaining Virgin Megastores To Close, VEGNA To Liquidate

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST The planned closures of the Virgin Megastores in Times Square and Union Square in New York City and the Market Street store in San Francisco are the beginning of the final wind-down of the Virgin Entertainment Group North America. Over the next fe ...

  2. More Virgin Megastores To Close

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST The six-unit Virgin Megastore chain will close two more stores, the Union Square location in New York City at the end of May and the Market St. store in San Francisco at the end of April, sources say. The company previously announced that its Time ...

  3. Times Square Virgin Megastore To Close

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Times Square Virgin Megastore, which is the highest volume music store in the U.S., will shut down come April. The store has been at the center of speculation since August 2007 when the Virgin Entertainment Group North America was acquired by ...

  4. Report: Virgin Megastore Times Square To Close In Q1 ’09

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Megastore in New York’s Times Square will close down in the first quarter of 2009, according to a published report that quotes a senior executive at the Vornado Realty Trust. That company and the Related Cos., both real estate companies ...

  5. Virgin Megastores U.K. Changes Hands In MBO

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold-off its Virgin Megastores U.K. and Ireland chain for an undisclosed sum. A team led by Virgin Megastores managing director Simon Douglas and finance director Steve Peckham has bought the 125-store chain ...

  6. Related Buying Virgin Megastores

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 11-unit Virgin Megastore operation in North America is being acquired by real estate development and management firm, New York-based Related Companies, in a deal that also involves Vornado Realty Trust. As part of the agreement the Virgin Ente ...

  7. Bands To Battle At Virgin Megastores

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Megastore chain will host its first annual Battle of the Bands contest. Submissions can be made at all 11 Virgin Megastores from Aug. 20 - Aug. 31, and the chosen bands will battle it out with live performances in seven of the stores, i ...

  8. VEGNA Posts Q1 Profit

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America continued its winning streak in the first quarter of its fiscal year, posting a 15% comparable-store increase in the period ended June 30, according to VEG CEO Simon Wright. That comes on the heels of a 5.2 ...

  9. Virgin To Close Two Stores, Open One

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America will close two superstores and open one new specialty store. The new store is a 3,000 square-foot specialty store at the Hollywood Bowl next month. At about the same time, VEGNA will close its Chicago and S ...

  10. Virgin Plans Expansion

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After reaping positive financial gains from remerchandising its store format, the Virgin Entertainment Group North America is once again in expansion mode. That's the word from VEGNA chairman Simon Wright, who presided over a three-year restr ...

  11. Virgin Stores To Feature Pontiac Merch Towers

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pontiac and Virgin Megastores are enhancing their co-branded marketing strategy with the placement of merchandising towers in all 13 of the chain's North American outlets, beginning this week. The Pontiac Towers, created by Leo Burnett Detroi ...

  12. Retail Track

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With three Virgin Megastores closing and the impending departure of the chain's highly visible chief marketing officer, Dave Alder, U.S. distributors are pondering whether Virgin Entertainment Group N With three Virgin Megastores closing and ...

  13. Retail Track

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With three Virgin Megastores closing and the impending departure of the chain's highly visible chief marketing officer, Dave Alder, U.S. distributors are pondering whether Virgin Entertainment Group N With three Virgin Megastores closing and ...

  14. Retail Track

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With three Virgin Megastores closing and the impending departure of the chain's highly visible chief marketing officer, Dave Alder, U.S. distributors are pondering whether Virgin Entertainment Group N With three Virgin Megastores closing and ...

  15. Trans World, Virgin Execs Exit

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred Fox vacated role, Dave Alder departs May 26. Two highly visible retail executives are exiting their posts. Fred Fox, Trans World executive VP of merchandising and marketing, has left the Albany, N.Y.-based chain, and Dave Alder, the executive ...

  16. Virgin Megastore Opens In Hollywood

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT West Coast store key to chain's turnaround. The rain stopped flamboyant millionaire Richard Branson from pulling one of his usual publicity stunts but it didn't ruin the opening day fanfare for the Hollywood Virgin Megastore. Branson, wh ...

  17. Retail Track

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the soft opening of its new Hollywood location and the almost completed retrofitting of its Times Square store, Virgin Entertainment Group North America is staking its claim on the record store o With the soft opening of its new Hollywood loc ...

  18. Retail Track

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the soft opening of its new Hollywood location and the almost completed retrofitting of its Times Square store, Virgin Entertainment Group North America is staking its claim on the record store o With the soft opening of its new Hollywood loc ...

  19. Retail Track

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the soft opening of its new Hollywood location and the almost completed retrofitting of its Times Square store, Virgin Entertainment Group North America is staking its claim on the record store o With the soft opening of its new Hollywood loc ...

  20. Virgin Retail Hits Sales Highs At Festivals

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America announced today (May 17) that it set new sales records at two music festivals it recently sponsored, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Coachella Virgin Entertainment Group North America a ...

  21. Baker & Taylor's Willis Named NARM Chairman

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ward takes Headplay post. Richard Willis, chairman/CEO of Charlotte, N.C.-based Baker & Taylor, has been named chairman of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, replacing Glen Ward, who resigned from the board on Jan. 31. Ward was app ...

  22. VEG N.A. Ups Alder To Marketing Chief

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America has appointed Dave Alder as chief marketing officer. The Los Angeles-based exec reports to VEG International CEO Simon Wright, who took over as North American Virgin Entertainment Group North America has ap ...

  23. Retail Track

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America is back on track with its supplier payments. Read Ed Christman's column. Virgin Entertainment Group North America is back on track with its supplier payments. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  24. Retail Track

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America is back on track with its supplier payments. Read Ed Christman's column. Virgin Entertainment Group North America is back on track with its supplier payments. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  25. Retail Track

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America is back on track with its supplier payments. Read Ed Christman's column. Virgin Entertainment Group North America is back on track with its supplier payments. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  26. Retail Track

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group North America experiences a misstep with its holiday supplier payments. Virgin Entertainment Group North America experiences a misstep with its holiday supplier payments. News ...

  27. Retail Track

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group North America experiences a misstep with its holiday supplier payments. Virgin Entertainment Group North America experiences a misstep with its holiday supplier payments. News ...

  28. Retail Track

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group North America experiences a misstep with its holiday supplier payments. Virgin Entertainment Group North America experiences a misstep with its holiday supplier payments. News ...