The online retailer behind the digital stores Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com continued to trade throughout the lockdown, with only minor changes to its delivery times. It sells more than 1,900 brands across the fashion, home and electrical sectors, delivering around 50 million items a year. Led by chief executive Henry Birch, 51, it rebranded from Shop Direct to The Very Group in January. It is owned by the Barclay twins Sir David and Sir Frederick, who recently injected £100m of equity after the group was hit by a wave of personal protection insurance (PPI) claim.
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