Shop Direct proposes to close standalone clearance operation

Shop Direct has announced proposals to close its standalone clearance operation, Littlewoods Clearance, which comprises seven UK stores branded ‘The Outlet’, websites including ‘Bargain Crazy’, and a Bolton-based fulfilment centre and head office team. The proposed move would impact 143 permanent colleagues, with whom Shop Direct will soon enter into [...]

2018-10-10T15:33:51+01:00October 10th, 2018|

Shop Direct reshapes executive board to drive increased customer-centricity

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer and home to and, has reshaped its executive board as it aims to drive increased customer-centricity. The etail giant has brought together its retail and product teams under one executive board member. Sam Perkins, formerly group product director, will [...]

2018-07-25T11:15:19+01:00July 25th, 2018|

Shop Direct raises £440,000 to digitally equip Claire House Liverpool site

Shop Direct has raised £440,000 in just 12 months to digitally equip Claire House’s new site, which will support hundreds of seriously and terminally ill children in Liverpool and the wider North West. In September 2016, the 4,700-strong team at Shop Direct voted for Claire House Children’s Hospice as its [...]

2019-10-21T11:44:21+01:00October 31st, 2017|

Shop Direct wins big at Retail Week Tech Awards

Shop Direct scooped four awards and picked up a silver commendation at the Retail Week Tech Awards in London last night. The event, which took place at Hawker House, celebrated the most groundbreaking, effective and influential innovations in retail technology – with the judges praising Shop Direct for ‘demonstrating a [...]

2019-10-21T11:50:12+01:00September 15th, 2017|

Shop Direct calls for North West collaboration at inaugural UX Cubed event

UK’s second largest pureplay etailer hosts 200-strong UX event at Liverpool HQ 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 [...]

2019-10-21T12:29:40+01:00June 19th, 2017|

Shop Direct appoints Rudoe to executive board

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay etailer, has appointed Jon Rudoe to its executive board as retail and technology director, reporting to CEO Alex Baldock. Rudoe will join Shop Direct in April 2017 from Sainsbury’s, where he is currently digital and technology director reporting to the CEO as a [...]

2016-11-29T16:56:45+00:00November 29th, 2016|

£400,000 Shop Direct partnership to help Claire House use digital technology to support seriously ill children

Claire House Children’s Hospice – which is developing plans to convert an old monastery in West Derby, Liverpool into a new facility to support hundreds more seriously and terminally ill children in the North West – was unveiled as Shop Direct’s new charity partner at a dinner at the etailer’s [...]

2019-10-21T12:57:48+01:00November 9th, 2016|

Shop Direct opens state-of-the-art training, conferencing and wellbeing facility at Liverpool headquarters

Shop Direct, the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer, has opened a state-of-the-art, 12,400 sq ft training, conferencing and wellbeing facility, as the company continues to invest in becoming a world class digital retailer. ‘The CUBE’, which includes a 250-capacity conference space, a juice bar and an exercise area, is [...]

2019-10-21T13:07:40+01:00August 11th, 2016|

Shop Direct appoints Newson to lead business development

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, who started at Shop Direct on 18 July 2016, brings 16 years of retail [...]

2019-10-21T13:10:02+01:00July 29th, 2016|