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Robbie Feather to join The Very Group as retail managing director

The Very Group has appointed Robbie Feather, the former CEO of Fenwick, as retail managing director and a member of the executive board. Feather will succeed Sam Perkins, who will step down at the end of the year after seven years with the operator of Very.co.uk. The former commercial director [...]

2021-09-23T14:55:54+01:00September 24th, 2021|

Very supports Coram Beanstalk with exclusive Roald Dahl pyjamas and bedding

It is what dreams are made of – Roald Dahl pyjamas and bedding for kids are arriving exclusively at Very to transport children into new worlds. Better yet, for every sale from the exclusive collection, Very will donate all profits* to reading charity, Coram Beanstalk. The collection, for children aged [...]

2021-08-26T13:47:26+01:00September 2nd, 2021|

The Very Group responds to recent market speculation

The Very Group (the “Group”), which operates online retail brands Very and Littlewoods, notes the recent press speculation regarding a potential initial public offering of the Group. The Group continues to review its strategic options, including an initial public offering. No final decision has been made at this time. The [...]

2021-08-14T13:55:36+01:00August 16th, 2021|

The Very Group issues £575m of Senior Secured Notes due 2026 to refinance its Senior Secured Notes due 2022

The Very Group Funding plc (the “Issuer”), together with The Very Group Limited (the “Company” and, together with the Issuer and its subsidiaries, the “Group”), today announces that it has successfully issued its £575,000,000 6.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”). The Notes are rated B3 stable by Moody’s [...]

2021-08-10T08:04:03+01:00August 10th, 2021|

Very helps 11 young people Kickstart their careers

The Very Group, operator of online retailers Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, has welcomed 11 new recruits to its customer care, tech bar and colleague experience teams as part of the Government’s Kickstart scheme to improve opportunities for young people at risk of long-term unemployment. The roles, which were open via Job [...]

2021-08-09T10:59:05+01:00August 9th, 2021|

Very transfers fashion returns to East Midlands fulfilment centre

The Very Group, operator of Very.co.uk, has completed the migration of all clothing and footwear returns to Skygate, its highly automated fulfilment centre in the East Midlands. The transfer signifies considerable benefits for Very’s 4.5m customers, with returned product available for re-sale within 30 minutes and refunds being provided faster [...]

2021-07-29T07:41:28+01:00July 29th, 2021|

The Very Group Funding plc Announces the Pricing of its £575,000,000 6.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2026

The Very Group Funding plc (the “Issuer”), together with The Very Group Limited (the “Company” and, collectively with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) today announces the successful pricing of £575,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 6.50% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”). The Notes will be issued at an issue [...]

2021-07-28T17:58:37+01:00July 28th, 2021|

Proposed Offering of £575,000,000 Senior Secured Notes due 2026

The Very Group Funding plc (the “Issuer”), together with The Very Group Limited (the “Company” and, collectively with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) today announced an intention to offer (the “Offering”), subject to market conditions, £575,000,000 Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”). The gross proceeds of the Offering will be [...]

2021-07-26T07:53:53+01:00July 26th, 2021|

Take 5 with Very’s head of digital product Muktar Mahama

Perhaps I’m biased (did I mention I’ve spent a decade specialising in digital customer experience?), but DCX is one of the most fascinating and important areas of online retail.   I love the fact that our work has a clear and direct link to Very’s customers. In DCX, everything we do is driven by creating the best possible end-to-end experience across our website and [...]

2021-07-20T15:36:39+01:00July 20th, 2021|

Statement from The Very Group

The Very Group confirms that its parent company, Shop Direct Holdings Limited (“SDHL”), will today repay all outstanding commitments to Greensill Capital (in administration). This follows the full repayment of a development finance facility with Greensill Capital (in administration) relating to SDHL’s subsidiary company, Primevere Limited. After today’s repayment, neither [...]

2021-07-16T07:33:09+01:00July 16th, 2021|