The History Of Entertainment UK (EUK)

Entertainment UK was founded over 30 years ago, initially trading as Record Merchandisers Ltd.
1966 Business founded by EMI Records to distribute music to non-specialist retailers

1986 Company aquired by The Kingfisher Group plc

1988 Company’s name changed from Record Merchandisers Ltd to Entertainment UK Ltd (EUK)

1990 and beyond Range of products distributed expanded to include VHS video, games, books and DVD

1991 Opened new distribution facility in Hayes, Middlesex

1999 Launched EUK Direct in response to the growing demand in the home fulfilment market

2000 Multi-million pound investment in new, state of the art Distribution Centre in Greenford, Middlesex

2001 Woolworths and Entertainment UK de-merged from Kingfisher Group plc. EUK becomes wholly owned subsiduary of the newly formed Woolworths Group

2003 Second purpose built site opened in Greenford, Middlesex to handle customer returns

2004 First products distributed digitally by Entertainment UK on behalf of retail customers

2005 Distribution capacity expanded still further. Additional site opened in Hayes, Middlesex to concentrate on Entertainment UK’s growing presence in the books market

2006 Woolworths Group acquires Total Home Entertainment Distribution Limited (THE) to form part of Entertainment UK (EUK) division

2007 Competition Commission clears EUK’s purchase of books wholesaler Bertrams

2007 New customer agreements reached for the supply of entertainment to Asda, Sainsbury’s and Zavvi (formerly Virgin)