HMV is to launch a new website within weeks

HMV is to launch a new website within weeks in the latest stage of the retailer’s revival, reports the Sunday Telegraph.

It will give music fans their first chance to buy CDs and games from the retailer online since it collapsed two years ago.

Last month, it was revealed that HMV is once again the UK’s top music retailer, after the physical market grew by almost £10 million in the last quarter.

Kantar Worldpanel’s data for 12 weeks ending March 15 showed a 12% year-on-year increase in physical music sales, which are now valued at £9.8m.The retail chain was last crowned leading music retailer in 2013.

Hilco saved HMV in 2013 in a £50 million deal. The company trialled a soft website launch in Ireland last year.

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