My Vinyl Revival

Sarah Powell | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Powell

I was on Oxford Street in London for one of the final days of the big HMV store closing. The racks were almost completely empty and there were music geeks and tourists wandering around looking for a bargain. In one corner was a small collection of records on vinyl.

6 British Stateside Flops Primark Will Hope To Do Better Than

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

Primark is coming to America, with US fashionistas preparing to snap up their budget items at the chain's first store, set to open in Boston, Massachu...

Making Sure Your Business Evolves and Adapts

James Caan CBE | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

The best businesses are the ones which really stay in tune with their customers' needs. These days there are so many tools to analyse results, and so many ways to interact with the people who buy your products or services, that there really is no excuse for failing to grasp what they are thinking. The needs and behaviour patterns of your customers can constantly change - and your business should adapt accordingly.

HMV 'To Remove Lostprophets Albums After Ian Watkins Trial'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Peaches Geldof 'Facing Police Probe After Tweeting Names Of Mothers In Ian Watkins Trial' HMV will no longer sell any releases by Lostpro...

Blockbuster Falls BACK Into Administration

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Blockbuster Entertainment's new owner has said it is putting the DVD and computer games rental chain into administration for the second time this year...

The Portas Review Is Missing a Fundamental Element

Dharmendra Patel | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
Dharmendra Patel

This week the government questioned Mary Portas on the progress of the review and how it's helped to revive the high street, so far. Consequently, the review hasn't been successful and MPs have claimed it was a "waste of time" and a "failure". In response, Mary Portas has stated the government is to blame due to their lack of input. What's clear is a lot of blame has been bandied about, but what's not so clear is how the high street can be saved, and if there's still hope for it.

Can the Demise of HMV Mark a New Age for the Indie?

Olly Hunter | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

The question still remains: even after the loss making fat has been cut from the HMV cash cow, what can HMV do to get people back in store and what does this mean for the resurgent indie record shop?

'20,000 Shops Could Go Bust'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK

Thousands of independent shops are in danger of closing in the next few years, while a review led by TV star Mary Portas to revive the high street ser...

James Caan: How I Would Have Saved HMV

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

James Caan came to attention as one of the millionaire entrepreneurs in the Dragons' Den from 2007. The British-Pakistani entrepreneur made his millio...

The Mighty WAH? Derry Shop Takes On HMV Over Name Change

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK

A former HMV worker has upended the music giant's attempts to pull the plug on his new record shop. Lawyers for the troubled retailer, which shut d...

Blu Ray Is Dead

Pat Higgins | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Tech
Pat Higgins

Blu Ray, as a medium for distributing feature films, is dead. It was the last mainstream physical format. We will not see its like again, etc. Taken from us too soon, it never properly escaped from the shadow of its older brother DVD, largely because unlike DVD the advantages presented by Blu Ray never particularly outweighed the disadvantages.

When Was the Last Time You Went a Whole Day Without Using Technology?

Dharmendra Patel | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Tech
Dharmendra Patel

When was the last time you went a whole day without using technology, be it a mobile phone, iPad etc? So why are retailers so apprehensive to unleash something that has the potential to engage us, thus building them more business? The short answer is, are you ready for this - technology is moving too fast for retailers.

HMV May Have Been Rescued, but We Still Need to Fundamentally Re-Think Our Cities' High Streets

Ben Harrison | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK
Ben Harrison

Last week's news that stricken high street giant HMV has been rescued will be a relief to many, not least those whose jobs will be saved by the deal. But the fundamental challenges facin

Nipper Wins A Reprieve

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK

Around 2,500 jobs at entertainment retailer HMV have been saved after restructuring firm Hilco bought 141 stores, including 25 previously slated for c...

A Eulogy to Music Stores

Abitha Pallett | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Abitha Pallett

Whether we like it or not everything is moving online and that has both its pros and cons. We may not for much longer be able to dip into HMV and pick up the latest album of our choosing but we can 90% of the time listen to it online before we choose to buy it.

How to Handle Redundancy

Alex Yau | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Yau

The R word - one mutter of it strikes panic to many in the UK and thousands cannot escape its terrifying grasp. It's a harsh reality that many worldwide have faced over the last few years. Things are getting better in 2013 though...or so it seems.

Another 37 HMV Store Closures Announced - 464 Face Losing Their Job

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

Another 37 HMV stores are to be shut, putting 464 jobs at risk, according to the struggling retailer's administrators, Deloitte. The 37 stores - wh...

Charlie Thomas

Did Private Equity Money Contribute To The Failure Of High Street Favourites? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK

The high street is in a crisis. Already this year, 15,000 jobs in the retail sector have been axed, or are under threat. In January, 2,000 jobs we...

HMV Unveils Another 60 Redundancies

Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

Deloitte, the administrators of HMV, has confirmed a further 60 redundancies have been made across HMV and Fopp Entertainments' head office network at...

66 HMV Stores To Close

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

HMV's administrators said that 66 of the music retail group's stores have been identified for closure over the next two months. The affected stores em...

How Things Might Have Turned Out...

John Oswald | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Tech
John Oswald

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. If only we could re-run past experiences, knowing what we know now. Picture the scene. It's 1986 and you've just taken the decision to open the world's largest record store on Oxford Street, London...

The Streets Are Paved With Gold Pawnshops

Yousif Nur | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK
Yousif Nur

Deep in the heart of suburbia there's always strange tales of goings-on behind closed doors of bored housewives and the like. I don't read them, but ...

Charlie Thomas

G-A-Y Nightclub Safe From Uncertainty After Buying Back HMV's Shares | Charlie Thomas | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

London's G-A-Y nightclub owner Jeremy Joseph has confirmed he has bought back shares from struggling retailer HMV in a move which sees the founder saf...

HMV Twitter Goes Rogue, Criticises Head Office For Firing 60 Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Staff from HMV's head office have gone rogue on the company's official Twitter account, tweeting that loyal staff are being "executed" and the brand t...

Could HMV Still Be Saved?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK

Attempts to salvage music chain HMV will continue this week as attention turns to the prospect of a new stock deal with suppliers. Restructuring fi...