UK’s biggest supermarket chain begins selling vinyl albums

Tescos begin selling a limited range of records

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Britain’s biggest supermarket chain Tesco have begun selling a limited range of vinyl albums in their stores.

The Guardian reports that the supermarket chain began selling albums over the weekend [December 5 – 6] in the run-up to Christmas.

Tesco music buyer Michael Mulligan said: “Vinyl is definitely coming back with demand growing stronger year by year and we think there will be a big demand in the UK this Christmas as music fans look for trendy gifting options.”

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According to The Guardian, Tesco is stocking 20 titles at £12-£20 each, including Born In The USA, Sticky Fingers and Nevermind.

It is also stocking selected new releases such as Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams and George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage.

In September this year, 55 of the chain’s Tesco Extra stores carries copies of Iron Maiden’s latest album, The Book Of Souls.

Previously Tesco had sold record players in their largest stores. Speaking to Endgadget, Tesco’s music buyer, Michael Mulligan, said “In the last year we began selling record decks in our largest stores and initial sales are very encouraging so giving our customers some new vinyl to play on those decks seems like the logical next step.

“If the trial is a success then we would consider selling more vinyl albums before the end of the year.”

Tesco isn’t the only supermarket chain to have sold record players in store. Last year, we reported that discount supermarket chain Lidl had been selling the Silvercrest USB Record Player in store for £49.99.

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