The Hut Group has promoted Markus Bhatia to Associate Product Director with immediate effect. Bhatia, who joined The Hut Group in August 2009 as Head of Buying for DVD after 15 years at Virgin and Zavvi in the UK and Europe will now have responsibility for delivering The Hut Group’s procurement growth in all entertainment categories (DVD, Blu-ray, Games, Music and Books) in 2010 and beyond.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to continue to grow the DVD and Blu-ray categories across our portfolio, but lead all the entertainment product categories to deliver better processes and closer relationships with our supplier base, which will benefit business and most importantly our millions of customers” commented, Markus Bhatia.
The Hut Group, now reporting to OCC has seen its market share in DVD & Blu-ray increase by over 150% in the last 6 months, Matt Moulding, The Hut Group’s CEO said, “Markus is incredibly well respected in the entertainment industry and has delivered considerable incremental growth with DVD & Blu-ray since joining us, he’s an asset and I’m pleased to have him in our senior team, delivering the same expansion in Games, Music & Books”
About The Hut Group
Based in Northwich, Cheshire, The Hut Group was established in 2004 by entrepreneurs, Matthew Moulding and John Gallemore.
The Hut Group also has two successful etail brands within its portfolio. TheHut.com is a multi-channel retailer offering a variety of home entertainment and lifestyle products, such as DVDs, Blu-ray and CDs, as well as lingerie, cosmetics and sports and leisure equipment.
High street brand Zavvi was acquired by The Hut Group in March 2009 and is now a thriving online-only retailer. The refreshed Zavvi website offers customers a wider choice of entertainment products, with free delivery.
A Sunday Times Tech Track company, The Hut Group is the fastest growing technology company in the North West and is ranked 8th in the UK.