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Vinyl makes a comeback at Sainsbury's

Penny Brooks

3rd November 2017

Last year Sainsbury's launched into selling reissued vinyl records in a few of their branches, and by October 2016 were so pleased with the results that they extended the offer into 238 stores, and tripled the number of titles from 20 to 60. Now, they say they are one of the largest sellers of vinyl records in the country, and they are launching their own label, with bespoke song compilations.

Sainsbury's vinyl

The range already on sale is distinctly retro, featuring names like The Beatles Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and Jethro Tull. The new 'own brand' record label, says the FT, will start with two compilations of mostly 1970s recorded Los Angeles-based artists, and a “Hi-Fidelity” record that includes Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield and 10CC’s I’m Not In Love

With vinyl sales reportedly rising by 37.6 per cent in the UK in the first half of 2017, could an old-fashioned record player be the must-have gift for Christmas?

Penny Brooks

Formerly Head of Business and Economics and now Economics teacher, Business and Economics blogger and presenter for Tutor2u, and private tutor

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