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hmv Canada Announces Record Breaking Black Friday Results!

With traffic up 65% and total sales increased by 17%, hmv Canada celebrates the success of its Hot Black Friday deals. 

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - hmv Canada, the country's premiere retail destination for music and entertainment announced today successful weekend results, from its biggest Black Friday sale ever.  Canadians took advantage of the retailer's deals which began on Friday November 29th 2013 and lasted throughout the weekend.

Store traffic through hmv Canada's doors spiked at 65% over last year.  Among the top Black Friday offers were discounted blu-rays and technology items, which both saw a growth of 35% in sales from last year.

"We are extremely pleased with our performance over the Black Friday weekend," said Nick Williams, President and CEO, hmv Canada.  "Not only did we see strong growth in our audio and visual products, our newer categories such as apparel and gift and collectables exceeded expectations, increasing 70% and 88% respectively from last year.  The success of our Black Friday weekend, and strong sales throughout this year and holiday period are keeping us on track with our forecasts heading into the final month of trading."

The Black Friday sale was also an exciting weekend for purehmv, the company's loyalty rewards program. Purehmv members took advantage of Black Friday offers, totalling over 300 million bonus points rewarded in stores across Canada.

The holiday savings will continue this month, throughout hmv Canada's Christmas campaign. Canadians can continue to explore the retailer's wide range of products, and find thousands of just right gifts to wrap up their holiday shopping.

About hmv Canada

hmv Canada's first store opened in 1986, from which it has grown to become a Canadian entertainment market leader with 111 stores from Newfoundland to British Columbia, including flagship locations in Toronto, Edmonton, and Montreal. hmv Canada is an innovator in its market, launching in 2009 hmvdigital.ca its digital  music store, in 2010, the purehmv customer rewards program, which has attracted over 1.5 million paid cardholders.  hmv has been named Canadian Music Retailer of the Year for the past 21 years, and has also been recognized as the Canadian Entertainment Network DVD Retailer of the Year. In July 2011, Re:Capital Canada, a subsidiary of Hilco Capital, acquired hmv Canada from the UK's HMV Group plc.

SOURCE HMV Canada Inc.

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