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The Very Group announces strong revenue growth, an expected return to profit for FY20 and a robust liquidity position

The Very Group (the “Group”) is providing a trading update in advance of its year end results for the year ended 30th June 2020. Summary A 65% increase in website visits driving exceptional retail sales growth of 36% at Very.co.uk in the final quarter of FY20 and leading to full year [...]

Vogue Williams kicks off Very story time with Coram Beanstalk

TV presenter, DJ and model Vogue Williams joined Very.co.uk to kick off the first in a series of story time sessions to help keep the little ones entertained and inspired during lockdown. Held alongside reading charity Coram Beanstalk, Very’s charity partner, the programme will see a range of celebrities reading [...]

2020-04-20T09:51:40+01:00April 20th, 2020|Homepage news, The Very Group, Very.co.uk|

Blog: How digital retailers use drop-shipping

By Chris Haighton, head of outbound logistics at The Very Group The Very Group’s transformation from catalogue retailer to digital pureplay had a huge impact on our supply chain. We used to distribute four catalogues a year, with a rigid buying cycle planned far in advance to maintain availability throughout [...]

2020-02-19T09:51:45+00:00February 19th, 2020|Homepage news, The Very Group|

The Very Group to raise £600k to give more children one-to-one reading support

Children’s reading charity Coram Beanstalk was unveiled as The Very Group’s new partner at a dinner at the digital retailer’s Liverpool headquarters last night (11 February 2020). The Very Group will raise £600,000 over the next two years through colleague activities and events, as well as providing industry-leading tech knowledge, [...]

2020-02-12T08:02:37+00:00February 12th, 2020|Homepage news, The Very Group|

BLOG: The sky’s the limit at our new fulfilment centre

By Phil Hackney, Chief Operating Officer at The Very Group Our Greater Manchester fulfilment operations supported The Very Group on the journey from catalogue business to one of the UK’s largest digital retailers and we’re proud of the role they’ve played in our success. However, we knew that to continue [...]

2020-02-04T09:10:19+00:00February 4th, 2020|Homepage news, The Very Group|

Strong peak trading for Very.co.uk driven by growth in fashion and sports

Multi-category online retailer Very.co.uk increased retail sales by 6.1% year-on-year in the seven weeks up to and including 27 December 2019, driven by growth across all product categories, with particular strength in fashion and sports, and electrical.  The brand is owned by The Very Group, the UK’s largest integrated online [...]

2020-01-15T07:04:23+00:00January 15th, 2020|Financial results, Homepage news, The Very Group|

Shop Direct rebrands to The Very Group

Today, 13 January 2020, Shop Direct becomes The Very Group. This new corporate identity builds on the history and success of Shop Direct and reflects the next phase of the business’ ongoing transformation. The Very Group, which is the UK’s largest pureplay digital retailer and financial services provider, has annual [...]

2020-01-14T09:54:13+00:00January 13th, 2020|Homepage news, The Very Group|

Shop Direct raises £710,000 for North West homelessness charities

Shop Direct, which operates online retailers Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, has raised £710,000 for The Booth Centre, Manchester and The Whitechapel Centre, Liverpool, smashing the £600,000 target that the company set for itself in 2017. This is the largest donation ever received by the organisations, which provide support for people affected [...]

2020-01-06T09:13:39+00:00December 5th, 2019|Homepage news, Shop Direct|

Further update on financing

Further to Shop Direct Limited’s (“Shop Direct” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) announcement on 13thNovember, 2019, £75 million has now been invested by way of equity injection from its parent company, Shop Direct Holdings Limited (“SDHL”), into Shop Direct.  The remaining £75 million, out of a total funding [...]

2020-01-06T09:09:07+00:00November 19th, 2019|Financial results, Shop Direct|