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Recent Hilco UK News

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    Restored Middleport Pottery Opens June 27th, 2014

    This week, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, President of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, officially opened Middleport Pottery, home to world-renowned Burleigh pottery, as a new visitor destination. The site has undergone a £9-million, 3-year programme of regeneration and revitalisation by the Pottery’s owners, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust. It will be fully open to the public from 1 July.

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    Kraus rolls out new carpets across the USA June 16th, 2014

    Kraus Group has commenced the distribution of new products into almost 2,000 Home Depot stores across the USA in one of the biggest launches in the company’s history. The new product roll out will be completed in mid-July and is set to provide a significant new revenue stream to the resurgent business.

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    HMV embarks on Games push with senior appointment June 6th, 2014

    HMV UK is strengthening its presence in the Games category with the appointment of industry veteran Gerry Berkley as Head of Games.

    Berkley was responsible for HMV’s initial move into the games market in the 1990s and subsequently worked in various roles in the industry at retailers including GAME, Woolworths, Blockbuster and Shop Direct.

    Ian Topping, CEO, commented: “Gerry’s wealth of experience will be particularly useful as we embark on a much more active push into the games market over the next few months.”

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    George&Freddie to Create 50 New Jobs in Stoke-on-Trent May 2nd, 2014

    Stoke-on-Trent-based George&Freddie, which already employs 150 people at its 90,000 sq ft site in Burslem, has occupied the former Hanley Glass and China site in North Staffordshire and is creating an additional 50 jobs as part of a major expansion plan.
    George&Freddie sells surplus stock from a number of major retailers and manufacturers direct to consumers. Products include everything from trendy trainers and computer games to top of the range electrical goods like laptops and TVs.

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    Denby Creates 37 New Manufacturing Jobs as Exports Boom May 1st, 2014

    Denby Pottery, the Derbyshire-based business which also owns the Burleigh, Poole and Hartley Greens potteries in Stoke-on-Trent, has today announced the recruitment of 37 additional manufacturing jobs at its main facility at Denby, Derbyshire.

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    Hilco Capital Newsletter Q1 2014 April 25th, 2014

    The Hilco Capital Newsletter for Q1 2014 is out now.

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    HMV to open on Grafton Street in Dublin March 7th, 2014

    HMV and Xtra-vision owners Hilco Capital today announced that it will open a new store on Dublin’s Grafton Street.

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    Re:Capital Australia acquires Hillier’s Chocolates February 17th, 2014

    Re:Capital, the Australian arm of Hilco Capital, an international specialist investor, today announced that it has acquired Ernest Hillier Pty Ltd (“Hillier’s Chocolates”), the private Melbourne-based chocolatier.

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    HMV Ireland to open more concessions February 13th, 2014

    Hilco Capital’s Irish entertainment business, Xtra-vision, has confirmed that the first two of a planned 15 HMV concessions will be opened at their stores at Finglas and Tallaght this weekend. The Tallaght Xtra-vision store has been relocated to a larger store on Belgard Road specifically to create sufficient space to incorporate HMV.

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    Hilco Capital appoints Canaccord Genuity to sell Denby Holdings Group February 2nd, 2014

    Hilco Capital has appointed Canaccord Genuity to seek purchasers for Denby Holdings Group, the manufacturer of high quality tableware, which includes the Denby, Burleigh, Poole and HartleyGreens pottery brands.

    Given Denby’s strong trading performance and increased customer demand across the world, Hilco Capital has received a number of unsolicited approaches from trade buyers seeking to purchase the business and believes that now is an ideal time to explore the Group’s future opportunities. Hilco has appointed Canaccord Genuity, a leading global, independent financial services firm, to pursue possible sale options.


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