Shop Direct hosted the 16th Agile Roundabout tech meetup at its newly opened London hub in Victoria

Liverpool,UK, 2017-Aug-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — 100 technologists came together at Shop Direct’s new London hub to hear the latest best practice and developments in microservices at the 16th Agile Roundabout tech meetup. The event, which took place on 3 August and was sponsored by recruitment firm TRG, heard from Shop Direct’s Seb Carss, Just Eat’s Michal Franc and […]

Shop Direct to host colleagues at its newly opened London hub

LIVERPOOL, 2017-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay digital retailer, has opened its London hub at 111 Buckingham Palace Road. The office, known as Sky Victoria, will host colleagues working across data science, IT, eCommerce, product and brand. The 25,000 sq ft space, designed by award-winning interior design specialists SpaceInvader […]

Shop Direct seeks its next charity partner

Liverpool,UK, 2017-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Liverpool-headquartered Shop Direct, which owns brands including Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, is calling on organisations who support children in poverty in the North West to put forward their £600,000 digital ideas to become its next charity partner. The partnership will see the online retailer’s 4,700-strong team throw its collective weight behind a […]

Shop Direct hosts 200-strong UX event at Liverpool HQ

Liverpool,UK,, 2017-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Industry collaboration, diversity and encouraging a wider breadth of early stage talent into user experience (UX) to support digital growth in the region were among the hot topics discussed at Shop Direct’s inaugural UX Cubed conference, which took place at its Liverpool HQ on 15 June. The company, […]

Retail Week Awards 2017: Shop Direct wins OC&C pureplay etailer of the year three times in a row ; CEO Alex Baldock crowned Clarity retail leader of the year

Liverpool,UK, 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop Direct last night (9 March 2017) became the first company to win the OC&C pureplay etailer of the year three times in a row at the Retail Week Awards 2017, the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. CEO Alex Baldock was also crowned the Clarity retail leader of the […]

Shop Direct announces the appointment of Derek Harding to its executive board as group finance director

Liverpool,UK, 2017-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer, has appointed Derek Harding to its executive board as group finance director. Derek will join later this year from Senior PLC, the FTSE250 international engineering group, where he has held the role of group finance director since September 2013. A […]

Shop Direct delivered its fifth consecutive record-breaking Christmas sales performance during 2016 holiday period

Liverpool,UK, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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 […]

Shop Direct announces plans to open London hub in summer 2017

Liverpool,UK, 2016-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer, has announced plans to open a London hub at 111 Buckingham Palace Road, which will host colleagues working across data, eCommerce, IT, product and brand. The 25,000 sq ft space, which will open in summer 2017, will have capacity for […]

Shop Direct to support the development of a new digital app for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Shop Direct to support the development of a new digital app for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital   Liverpool,UK, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colleagues at Shop Direct have raised £210,000 in just 12 months to support the development of a new digital app for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. In September 2015, the 4,700-strong team at […]

Shop Direct wins big at the Retail Week Tech and Ecommerce Awards

Liverpool,UK, 2016-Sep-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop Direct took home four prizes at the Retail Week Tech and Ecommerce Awards, including the overall prize for excellence. The event, which was held at the O2 Intercontinental Hotel in London, celebrated the smartest, most creative digital ideas, the most forward-thinking technology initiatives and the teams that are driving […]

Shop Direct reports strong underlying profit before tax growth in the 53 weeks to 30 June 2016

Liverpool,UK, 2016-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pure play digital retailer, generated strong underlying profit before tax (PBT)1 growth in the 53 weeks to 30 June 2016. The group, which operates digital department stores Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com, VeryExclusive.co.uk and LittlewoodsIreland.ie, grew underlying PBT by 43.6% to £150.4 m and sales by 4.3% […]

Shop Direct announces the appointment of Sally-Anne Newson as business development director

Shop Direct announces the appointment of Sally-Anne Newson as business development director   Liverpool,UK, 2016-Aug-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — 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, […]

Shop Direct brings in McKinsey & Company junior partner Assi Gol to lead its customer intelligence teams

Liverpool,UK, 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer, has announced its third data-focused senior appointment in under a month, bringing in McKinsey & Company junior partner Assi Gol to lead its customer intelligence teams. Assi, who will take up the position of customer intelligence director in September 2016, […]

Shop Direct appoints Sasha Berson as group strategy and customer director

Liverpool,UK, 2016-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pure play online retailer, has recruited Groupon’s EMEA chief marketing officer and vice president to the new executive board level role of group strategy and customer director. Sasha Berson will join Shop Direct in September, with a remit to turbocharge the company’s progress […]