News UK buys Handpicked Companies Limited, owner of ‘The Handpicked Collection’ website

The UK division of News Corp, News UK, today announced that the company had acquired Handpicked Companies Limited, owner of The Handpicked Collection website.

hp_logo-250News UK plans to promote the gift retailer website through The Times and The Sunday Times.

“The quality of the goods offered by The Handpicked Collection are a natural fit for the audiences of The Times and The Sunday Times and this acquisition will enable us to build ever deeper relationships with them,” Mike Darcey, CEO of News UK, said.

“The possibilities are vast, and backed by the UK’s leading national newspapers we believe this opens up an incredibly exciting evolution in the e-commerce marketplace,” Will Miller, CEO of The Handpicked Collection, said. “The team have worked extremely hard, bringing together their diverse expertise and creativity to build the company up from the simple idea it was in 2007, to what it is today.”

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