HMV is a British global entertainment retail chain. The company also operates in Hong Kong and Singapore. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE Fledgling Index. Acquisitions by the HMV Group include Waterstone's in 1998 from W H Smith (sold in 2011), the music retailer Fopp in August 2007, and selected Zavvi retail outlets in February 2009.
Trevor Moore has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 3 September 2012, replacing Simon Fox. HMV stands for His Master's Voice, a painting created in 1899 by Francis Barraud, of the dog Nipper listening to a cylinder phonograph. For advertising purposes this was changed to a wind-up gramophone, and eventually used simply as a silhouette.
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... HMV stores stock a range of products from audio, books, Blu-ray discs, CDs, computer software and hardware, DVDs, video games and have also expanded their range of clothing and fashion items ...
... In 2002, the company floated on the London Stock Exchange as HMV Group plc, leaving EMI with only a token holding ... All HMV stores in Germany were closed in 2003 ... The group became susceptible to a takeover following a poor period of trading up to Christmas 2005 ...
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