The global recession hit some retailers hard including everyone’s favourite pick-and-mix shop, Woolworths, and when Zavvi announced they were going into administration on the 24th December, the effects of the credit crunch really began to show.
Woolworths are already re-launching through their website but now Zavvi are doing the same, thanks to online retailer The Hut. The retailer confirmed their acquisition of the website, which launched at 10:00 GMT today. The new-look website offers the usual games, music and films with the additional offering of electrical, perfumes and even lingerie products.
The purchase creates 100 new jobs in the Cheshire office situated in Northwich. The Hut Group CEO, Matthew Moulding, earlier said: “Zavvi is a major player in entertainment retail, both in the UK and Ireland. Our aim is to capitalise on this well recognised high street brand and transform the business into a leading class online retailer, not only in entertainment, but also across lifestyle products.”
After a quick browse around the website (including the lingerie section), the prices don’t seem too bad and may be worth keeping your eye on. Alternatively, keep an eye on the Console Monster Bargain Basement where some cheap Zavvi game deals may crop up.