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As HMV fails, how can other retailers avoid a similar fate?

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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

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