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The OFT has cleared the proposed acquisition of 15 former Zavvi stores by HMV plc.

The OFT investigated the merger on its own initiative. Prior to Zavvi going into administration at the end of last year, both parties were leading national retailers of entertainment products, with overlapping stores in a large number of local areas across the UK.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.