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Company Overview of Shop Direct Group

Company Overview

Shop Direct Group operates as an online and home shopping company in the United Kingdom. It offers clothing, footwear, beds and mattresses, sportswear, electrical products, and credit, insurance, and warranty products. The company was incorporated in 1893 and is based in Manchester, the United Kingdom. It operates a network of retail outlets in the United Kingdom.

19th Floor

Arndale House

Market Street

Manchester,  M60 6EQ

United Kingdom

Founded in 1893


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Key Executives for Shop Direct Group

Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of Financial Services and Group Finance Director
Age: 44
Managing Director
Head of Additions Direct Team
Managing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Shop Direct Group Key Developments

Shop Direct Appoints Zoe Matthews as Fashion Director, Effective July 15, 2014

Gap's European buying director Zoe Matthews has been appointed as Shop Direct's fashion director, responsible for overseeing the buying team and own-brand proposition. The newly created role is the culmination of Shop Direct's senior clothing and footwear team restructure, which split buying out from merchandising. Matthews, who will start on July 15, 2014 will report to group product director Matt Dixon.

Shop Direct Reportedly Plans To Acquire Brand And Website Of Comet

Shop Direct Group is planning to acquire the brand and website of Comet Group Plc. Comet will begin closing some stores next week. B&M Retail Limited, 99p Stores Limited and Dunelm Group plc are also looking to acquire parcels of Comet's shops on short and long-term leases from the administrator, Deloitte. On November 8, 2012, a Shop Direct spokesman said, "We are always looking at new opportunities." The Independent said that the spokesman declined to comment on Comet.

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