Very supports 30 local schools with new laptops and educational bundles

The Very Group, operator of and, has this week donated 300 new laptops as part of educational bundles for 30 primary schools across the East Midlands and the North West with the help of its charity partner, Coram Beanstalk. Each school – including 20 in Liverpool, six in [...]

2021-02-23T14:23:33+00:00February 23rd, 2021|

The trends shaping retail delivery during Covid-19

The pandemic, national lockdowns and the closure of non-essential retail haven’t just changed the way we live and shop. The way things are delivered – and their impact on customers, retailers and the environment, have changed too. In the run-up to Christmas 2020, we delivered 7.8m and parcels [...]

2021-02-16T13:29:36+00:00February 16th, 2021|

Six ways we shopped differently online this Christmas

Local Covid-19 restrictions and the closure of non-essential retail in November meant Christmas 2020 was like no other. The way we shopped online changed, with digital retailer growing sales by 25% year-on-year and attracting 500,000 new customers during the seven weeks up to 25 December 2020. Now Very – [...]

2021-01-27T15:14:55+00:00January 25th, 2021|

Very partners with InnovateHer to get more girls into tech

The Very Group has expanded its partnership with InnovateHer to help give girls and non-binary teens the confidence and skills to pursue careers in technology. The operator of and – which has already funded InnovateHer’s education programme in its Liverpool partner secondary school, Calderstones, will now also fund the programme [...]

2021-01-27T14:32:13+00:00January 21st, 2021| has record-breaking Christmas and Black Friday

Multi-category online retailer increased retail sales by 25.2% year-on-year in the seven weeks up to and including 25 December 2020 to record its best ever Christmas trading period. This follows strong trading throughout 2020. The brand is owned by the UK’s largest integrated online retailer and financial services provider [...]

2021-02-18T11:22:21+00:00January 12th, 2021|

Benefit leads further expansion of beauty category at Very

Cosmetics label Benefit is among 20 new beauty brands now available at, as the online retailer continues to expand in the category. The launches, which support The Very Group’s plans to improve access to premium beauty brands for Very’s 3.4m active customers, also include L’Occitane, Pixi, Aromatherapy Associates, Philip [...]

2020-12-10T07:27:02+00:00December 10th, 2020|

It’s beginning to look a lot like (a Very different) Christmas…

Amidst the uncertainty of this year, what impact will the pandemic have on our attitudes and shopping habits this Christmas? As ever, we’ve been speaking to customers ahead of a festive period like no other to find out what really matters to them. Here’s a run-down from our research [...]

2021-02-16T13:28:23+00:00November 25th, 2020|

Very hires former BBC tech director as CIO

The Very Group, the UK’s largest integrated online retailer and financial services provider, has hired Matt Grest as chief information officer (CIO). He will become part of the Group’s executive board and report to CEO, Henry Birch. Matt will join The Very Group on 21 December 2020 from the BBC, [...]

2020-11-19T07:11:57+00:00November 19th, 2020| celebrates every single moment this Christmas with new ad has launched a heart-warming and funny new Christmas campaign, created by Grey London, which encourages us to embrace every single moment in the countdown to December 25th instead of focusing on the clichéd portrayal of Christmas day. The charmingly honest film sends the message that the best thing about [...]

2020-11-02T09:17:10+00:00November 2nd, 2020|

Very launches partnership with Re-Fashion to boost the re-use of clothes has launched a partnership with second-hand clothes specialist, Re-Fashion, to reduce clothes waste and fashion items being sent to landfill. The partnership aims to to reduce the amount of good quality, wearable clothes going to landfill by encouraging Very’s customers give up their unwanted clothes for new owners to [...]

2021-01-27T14:32:52+00:00October 15th, 2020|