HMV pins its hopes on DVD Xmas sales

first_img MUSIC, games and books retailer HMV says releases of films such as Sex and the City 2 and Toy Story 3 will help its key Christmas period as it tries to bounce back from a disappointing start to the year.“All I can say about Christmas is that the release schedule in particular is looking healthy,” chief executive Simon Fox said on the sidelines of the World Retail Congress in Berlin. Our like-for-likes were very disappointing in the first 18 weeks. It’s a tough year for us.” HMV, which also owns live music venues, in September reported a worse than expected 15 per cent drop in first-quarter sales in Britain and Ireland.Fox said live music bookings at its venues for the period up to Christmas were also looking healthy and that its foray into clothing sales had started well.“So far, so good, but it’s early days,” he said, pointing out that the line was only launched in September. He declined to comment on the outlook for 2011 although was looking forward to the launch of Nintendo’s D’Alema player, which he said would be a “huge product”. Nintendo had said last month that it was putting the Japan launch date for the product, which can be used without special glasses, back to late February from November, close to the US March launch date. However, Fox said: “As far as I am concerned they did not delay the launch. We always expected an Easter launch.” Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapp HMV pins its hopes on DVD Xmas sales Tuesday 26 October 2010 7:55 pm whatsapp center_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Share KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img

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