The failure of HMV , announced today, will come as a surprise to few. The question that some retailers will be asking today is how they can avoid the same fate. That’s the question that Internet Retailing put to retail analysts Conlumino this morning. Get the full story on HMV’s move to call in the administrators in our stories below.
In today’s newsletter we also report on Christmas trading updates from multichannel and online retailers including Hobbs, Ocado, Halfords, Hobbs and Mobile Fun. Find out more in our stories below.
End of an era as HMV calls in the administrators
Why did HMV fail – and how can other retailers avoid the same fate? Conlumino interview
Ocado sales grow at double-digit pace over Christmas
More than 10% of Halfords sales now made online
Digital sales help Burberry to 9% revenue increase
Hobbs reports 60% online boost at Christmas
Mobile Fun celebrates record Christmas