Amazon gains over Christmas

AMAZON tightened its grip on CD, DVD and game sales at Christmas, taking a quarter of the market at the expense of the high street.

Research from Kantar Worldpanel Entertainment found that the online retailer took 23.4 per cent of entertainment sales in the 12 weeks to 23 December, up from 20.3 per cent last year. HMV rose only marginally to 17.5 per cent, while Tesco and Game saw big losses.