June 13 Joseph M. Segel, founder of The Franklin Mint, creates electronic retailer QVC, which later sets a record in American business history for sales of a new public company.
November 13 QVC signs an exclusive agreement with Sears, to sell their products on-air.
November 24 QVC broadcasts live from its studios in West Chester, PA with hosts John Eastman and Kathy Levine.
January 1 QVC programming expands to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
September 1 QVC's 100,000 square foot Lancaster, PA distribution center opens.
October 15 QVC's first Outlet store opens in Rockvale, PA.
September 12 QVC's Chesapeake, VA Customer Service facility opens, with space for 500 customer representatives.
October 8 QVC acquires the manufacturing facilities, proprietary technology and trade name rights from MSB Industries, Inc. for Diamonique®, a line of simulated gemstone jewelry, which accounts for $18 million in sales that year.
October 22 Another QVC Outlet store opens in Frazer, PA.
June 12 QVC opens its 120,000 square foot, Centerville, PA., distribution center, eventually shipping 100,000 packages daily.
October 12 Another QVC Outlet Store opens in Drexel Hill, PA.
October 31 QVC acquires CVN Shopping Channel.
November 26 QVC records its first $10 million day, during which 125,000 phone orders are taken.
August 15 The Suffolk, VA., distribution center expands to 750,000 square feet, shipping 80,000 packages each day.
October 1 The QVC Fashion Channel - a service devoted exclusively to apparel, fashion accessories, jewelry, and beauty products - begins its first live broadcast.
June 29 QVC's San Antonio, TX Customer Service facility, with 850 operator seats, takes its first phone call.
January 18 Founder Joseph Segel retires. Barry Diller is named chairman and CEO.
October 1 QVC teams with the UK's BSkyB to launch a London-based QVC. The Shopping Channel initially reaches 2.7 million homes.
January 30 QVC sells more than 6,000 Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Champs tee-shirts, seconds after the 1994 Super Bowl ends.
June 17 Q Direct, QVC's new joint ventures division, partners with ESPN Enterprises to air Stadium Stand on the sports channel, following live coverage of select World Cup soccer games.
September 26 The QVC Morning Show debuts, with hosts Pat James-DeMentri and Dan Hughes. The show blends shopping and product previews, with news and weather courtesy of USA TODAY.
September 29 The QVC Local, QVC's first custom-built state-of-the-art mobile studio, hits the road from outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Housed in an oversized motor coach that's decorated with the world's biggest U.S. road map, the studio's first assignment is aptly titled The Quest for America's Best-QVC's 50 in 50 Tour.
November 12 Coach Fine Leathers sells more than $750,000 in merchandise, making AM Style® the best accessories hour ever.
January 3 The Quest for America's Best - QVC's 50 in 50 Tour premieres from San Antonio, TX with its first of 50 specials. The year-long search to discover one thousand of the best new products from American entrepreneurs - twenty from each state, are televised from QVC's mobile studio, The QVC Local.
February 10 The Comcast Corporation and Tele-Communications, Inc. acquire QVC.
March 1 QVC handles just under 250,000 phone calls in one day.
March 15 QVC ships its 200 millionth package (that's one package for every adult in America).
August 17 On Klondike Gold® Rush Day, gold jewelry sales exceed $19 million.
September 15 QVC launches its internet shopping site, iQVC.
December 1 QVC launches QVC in Germany.
January 7 The Presidential Inaugural Committee announces QVC as the "Official National Retailer for the 53rd Presidential Inaugural".
January 28 QVC broadcasts live from Super Bowl XXXI. Green Bay Packer fans order 30,000 championship locker room caps in 20 minutes.
March 1 QVC takes more than 750,000 phone calls during Big Bonanza Silver Day.
September 24 QVC begins broadcasting live from Studio Park with a celebrity gala.
September 29 iQVC boosts its online leadership as a featured anchor store in AOL's premium shopping areas.
October 29 QVC achieves an industry revenue milestone with $2 billion in sales within a 12-month period.
December 31 Online holiday shoppers ring in a record $5 million in December on iQVC.
May 16 QVC goes live from the Cannes Film Festival in France for the inaugural Cure by the Shore televised benefit. Proceeds from the event are given to the National Women's Cancer Research Alliance.
July 10 QVC Publishing launches. It is a division of QVC responsible for creating and marketing books to QVC customers and for developing continuity programs in the publishing industry.
September 23 QVC hosts the first QStar Conference and Awards Ceremony at Studio Park. More than 300 vendors participate in the conference, which serves as a platform to exchange strategic business plans and also recognize small businesses and entrepreneurs for their contributions to QVC.
October 1 QVC UK officially launches its Internet site - www.qvcuk.com.
March 8 Financial Expert and best-selling author Suze Orman secures her place in QVC history by selling nearly 23,000 copies of her latest hardcover release, The Courage To Be Rich, in one hour.
May 15 QVC's second annual "Cure by the Shore" raises $650,000 dollars for the National Women's Cancer Research Alliance.
July 1 QVC UK achieves 100 percent distribution on the UK's top three cable systems - Cable & Wireless, NTL and Telewest, reaching more than 7.2 million homes in the UK via cable and satellite systems combined.
November 4 QVC begins construction on its new distribution center located in Rocky Mount, N.C. When work is completed, Rocky Mount will be a 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse.
November 28 iQVC has its first million dollar day.
August 15 QVC's Rocky Mount, N.C. distribution center ships its first order - an Abslide Rolling Torso - to a customer in Malvern, PA.
August 24 Independent internet research firm Forrester Power Ranking ranks QVC number one in the general merchandise category.
September 22 Joan Rivers celebrates 10 years with QVC.
September 24 QVC becomes the Official U.S. Olympic team shopping channel; it is the only electronic retailer permitted to broadcast from Sydney, Australia.
December 19 QVC reaches the $1 billion mark in net sales for the fourth quarter, twelve days before the year's end. QVC is the first company of its kind to reach that mark.
January 1 iQVC officially changes its name to QVC.com
March 1 In a precedent-setting move, QVC teams with Target Corporation to distribute Diamonique® Jewelry in all 991 Target stores nationwide.
April 1 QVC Japan premieres at 8 AM to 2.5 million SkyPerfect satellite homes and 1.2 million cable homes, broadcasting live for 15 hours each day.
June 11 QVC reaches the 80 million U.S. household mark, ranking it among the Top Ten basic cable networks for market penetration.
August 8 The new 2,500 square foot QVC@THE MALL flagship store opens at the Mall of America, replacing the previous test store.
October 29 QVC ships its 500 millionth package.
December 5 QVC.com wins the prestigious CIO Web Business 50 Award™ from IDG's CIO magazine. The award honors 50 outstanding Web sites across business, government, and non-profit platforms.
June 16 QVC U.S., UK, Germany and Japan join together for a remote broadcast of Vicenza Style from the International Jewelry Fair, the world's premier jewelry trade show in Italy.
March 8 QVC raises more than $2.3 million for September 11 charities through the sales of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion for America Mended Heart T-shirt and the American Pride Goldtone Enamel Ribbon Pin.
January 25 QVC Germany's Hückelhoven distribution center becomes fully operational. The 600,000 square foot, completely paperless facility can ship more than 50,000 products a day.
April 25 Fox Television's American Idol, one of reality TV's hottest shows, launches its second season compilation CD on QVC. A special live performance from two of the finalists is part of the QVC broadcast.
June 9 At QVC UK, QVC Active launches on Telewest Broadband. For the first time on digital cable television, QVC viewers are able to browse through more than 13,000 products while still accessing the channel in the top right corner of the screen.
July 3 Comcast Corporation sells its stake in QVC, Inc., a consolidated subsidiary of Comcast, for approximately $7.9 billion to Liberty Media Corporation.
October 15 QVC celebrates 10 years of the FFANY Shoes on Sale® broadcast, the annual event benefiting breast cancer research and educational programs. The off-air fundraiser is held at NYC's American Museum of Natural History. "Sex and the City's" Kristin Davis hosts the evening's gala and singer Natalie Cole performs.
January 24 QVC's California Gold Rush® generates $35.3 million in sales.
March 30 Celebrity chef and star of NBC's reality show "The Restaurant", Rocco DiSpirito launches his new line of cookware.
April 4 Hollywood makeup artist Scott Barnes, premieres his cosmetics collection on QVC, selling out eleven items.
May 7 Five candidates present a product live on-air for their final audition on QVC "America's Host Search". Two days later, top vote getter Dave James is named the winner.
May 20 QVC Japan launches its new 24-hour live programming schedule.
June 11-13 QVC hosts its first-ever Red Carpet Weekend at Studio Park for 250 of its most loyal customers and their guests.
January 5 QVC customers and employees in the United States aid the victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia by donating more than $54,000, which was matched by the company for a total of more than $108,000, to the American Red Cross. In addition, QVC employees throughout the international sites raised $354,135 for this effort.
April 25 QVC vendors outfit the cast of the Broadway musical comedy hit "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels". Costume designer Gregg Barnes selects about 100 jewelry pieces from QVC's vast selection, including some from Joan Rivers®, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Nolan Miller. Additionally, Rivers, Lane and Miller create eight new pieces specifically for the show, including the extravagant "Royal Ring" worn by John Lithgow.
May 5 QVC President of U.S. Commerce, Darlene Daggett, makes a cameo appearance on "The Apprentice", offering Donald Trump her insights and observations on the candidates she thinks should make it to the finals.
July 23 QVC features Ojon hair care line's Ojon Restore, Hydrate and Shine four-piece Collection as the Today's Special Value®. Nearly 65,000 units are ordered in the 24-hour period. A combined one-day sale of the TSV, along with other Ojon products featured that day, surpasses the single-day sales for any other brand in QVC's competitive hair care category.
September 19 QVC raises more than $3 million for the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. With generous support from its vendor community, QVC offers its customers the opportunity to purchase hundreds of products, with a portion of the sales supporting the relief efforts. QVC also makes matching vendor contributions. In addition to the $3 million already raised, QVC adds another $265,000 for the American Red Cross through an employee-matching donation initiative.
October 17 The QVC gift card debuts, just in time for holiday shopping.
October 25 Michael Kors makes his debut on QVC and sells out of 4,200 handbags, shoes and other accessories in 14 minutes.
October 28 Mike George is named President and CEO.
November 9 Candidates from "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart" take a turn at selling products on QVC. The winning team sells an air pump, raising $14,295 in 10 minutes. The other team sells a hose retractor, raising $11,000.
January 9 Acclaimed dermatologist Patricia Wexler makes her debut on QVC.
March 8 QVC teams up with OPEN from American Express(SM) and Count Me In to support women entrepreneurs with the Make Mine a $Million Business Program, designed to help women grow their revenues past the million-dollar threshold by offering a combination of money, marketing and mentoring opportunities.
April 21 Savor - the QVC Jewelry Lounge - opens in the South Park Mall, Charlotte, N.C.
June 13 QVC achieves its eighth highest sales day ever, with sales more than $37.2 million. QVC.com also sets a record in volume of traffic to the Web site, with 23,915,348 page views or "hits".
September 14 Heidi Klum makes her debut on QVC and in 36 minutes, 14 of her 16 styles sell out. Overall, more than 11,000 pieces are sold during the show.
September 23 Fashion designer Dana Buchman introduces her collection for QVC. Key items in the "Diva by Dana Buchman" line include a leopard print knit jacket with suede trim and notch collar, a silk chiffon carwash skirt, and a fluid matte jersey tunic with elongated side slits and adjustable retro belt.
October 13 Elton John makes his QVC debut live from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with his latest project, "The Captain & The Kid". During the one-hour broadcast, John performs a selection of songs and offers viewers insight into story behind his new release, based on the 39-year songwriting partnership between John and Bernie Taupin.
October 21 Barry Manilow, performing live from Chicago, breaks a QVC record for the highest single-hour music sales event. More than 43,000 units of his album "The Greatest Songs of the Sixties" are ordered.
December 1 QVC, Inc. president and CEO Mike George hosts his first online chat, with a record-breaking number of customers participating.
January 5 Grammy®- and Academy Award®-winning singer-songwriter Carly Simon debuts on QVC with her children Sally and Ben Taylor. The family performs a selection of songs from her recently released CD, "Into White".
February 2 QVC partners with Oprah Winfrey in her Search for the Next Big Idea, designed to find the next great product inventors and turn them into potential millionaires.
February 26 Tacori, the legendary fine jewelry designer known for its exquisite platinum settings and sparkling diamonds, joins forces with QVC to offer shoppers the Tacori "touch". The 14 items in the scheduled one-hour show sell out in just 18 minutes. Overall, nearly 30,000 units are ordered.
March 10 Renowned makeup artist, author and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown makes her debut on QVC and, within 45 minutes of the one-hour broadcast, the line completely sells out, marking the largest single-hour cosmetic launch in QVC's 21-year history.
March 22 QVC ships its billionth package in the United States.
July 11 QVC celebrates the opening of its 1.4 million square foot distribution center in Florence, S.C. The facility expects to ship 1.8 million packages in 2007.
July 26 World Wrestling champ and reality show star Hulk Hogan makes his QVC debut, offering shoppers a specially packaged Hulk Hogan™ Ultimate Grill as the Today's Special Value®.
July 28 Kelly Ripa promotes the inaugural QVC Presents Super Saturday Live to benefit The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, appearing in print and television public service announcements.
August 16 QVC and Liberty Media declare that they will acquire an equity stake in one of QVC's best-selling brands: BORBA. Since BORBA is one of the most highly respected brands in this growing sector of the health and beauty business, QVC will experience even greater success with this strategic partnership.
September 6 After entering into a strategic alliance with the NFL and GSI Commerce Inc., QVC becomes the NFL's "official television retailer" and begins hosting NFL-themed shows (including the playoffs and Super Bowl) as part of its television programming, offering NFL-licensed products.
January 1 QVC.COM's conversion rate is 15-20% due to product reviews and videos.
January 15 QVC ranks 14th out of 20 for Top Customer Service According to the National Retail Federation/American Express Survey.
February 10 QVC UK is named the official jeweler of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards.
February 17 Clinique makes its QVC debut, in which more than 41,000 units are ordered and six items sell out, marking the largest two-hour beauty launch in the company's history.
Women's Wear Daily rates QVC.com the number one e-retailer for innovation, functionality, promotions, lunchtime specials and brand boutiques.
February 21 QVC is featured on "The Celebrity Apprentice." Country singer Trace Adkins competes against actress Marilu Henner in a challenge to present a QVC item live, on-air. Trace wins the challenge for his team, presenting an electric sweeper with Program Host Lisa Robertson.
March 17 QVC is featured on "Wheel of Fortune" for QVC Shopping Spree Week! highlighting QVC brands and vendors and shopping-themed puzzles.
April 28 Clay Aiken debuts on QVC with his album, On My Way Here.
April 30 QVC launches QVCHD, a high-definition simulcast of its U.S. broadcast.
May 3 Gretta Monahan introduces her footwear line, offered exclusively on QVC.
May 15 QVC is ranked the number two retailer in customer satisfaction by ForeSee Results in its "Top 100 Online Retail Satisfaction Index."
May 19 Designer Bob Mackie celebrates 16 years on QVC.
July 20 Vincent Longo cosmetics makes its QVC debut.
July 21 QVC teams up with TNT to offers its customers "The Closer Tote Bag," inspired by the hit show's main character, Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson. The bag sells out in one minute.
September 8 QVC makes its catwalk debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with a live broadcast from under the tents at Bryant Park, featuring collections by Marc Bouwer, Chloe Dao and Bradley Bayou – among many others.
September 12 During a QSessions Live broadcast, James Taylor performs songs from his album, Covers.
October 1 QVC UK celebrates its 15th Anniversary.
October 5 Cesar Millan debuts on QVC.
October 19 Rachael Ray makes her QVC debut to introduce her signature line of kitchenware and utensils to QVC viewers.
October 20 QVC teams up with Jack Morton Worldwide to give its studios an intensive makeover, its first major redesign in 12 years.
November 20 Barry Manilow unveils his album, The Greatest Songs of the Eighties, live from Las Vegas.
December 24 QVC donated $100,000 to Toys for Tots.
January 1 QVC takes its viewers to Vienna, Austria, to ring in the New Year. Jewelry collection Enlightened® Swarovski Elements for Diamonique® makes its debut.
January 15 QVC is named a "Top 10" retailer for customer service by the National Retail Federation Foundation and American Express in its 2008 "Customers' Choice" survey.
January 17 Live from her television studio in Burbank, CA, Ellen DeGeneres debuts her line of pet care products, HALO: Purely for Pets.
January 20 QVC takes its viewers to the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.
January 21 QVC rolls out a suite of mobile services, including features to receive alerts and buy items via Text Ordering. QVC also simultaneously launches its mobile Web site, m.qvc.com, allowing customers to browse products, access show information and make purchases.
January 22 QVC establishes its Twitter page.
February 14 QVC returns to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to debut collections from Lori Goldstein and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
March 1 QVC UK wins the 2009 Contact Centre Innovation of the Year Award.
March 2 QVC teams up with Joan Rivers to offer its customers the "Boardroom Collection" jewelry line, based off the show "The Celebrity Apprentice." The jewelry items are also featured during each episode of the hit show.
March 14 Yves Saint Laurent premieres its first 1-hr show on QVC.
March 28 Laura Mercier makes its QVC debut.
April 3 QVC is named "Accessories Retailer of the Year" by Accessories Magazine for its focus on developing new brands and building upon existing collections.
April 22 Environmentalists Ed Begley, Jr. and Gorgeously Green author Sophie Uliano take part in QVC's 24-hour Earth Day programming event.
April 30 QVC UK wins the 2009 Contact Centre Innovation of the Year Award.
May 1 Ali Vincent (who lost 112 pounds as a contestant on "The Biggest Loser") offers signature items from the show's product line.
May 6 Supermodel Cindy Crawford introduces skin care line Meaningful Beauty.
May 11 Trish McEvoy premiers on QVC.
May 12 QVC is named "Retailer of the Year" by the American Apparel & Footwear Association.
May 15 ForeSee Results ranks QVC the number three retailer in customer satisfaction in its "Top 100 Online Retail Satisfaction Index."
May 20 QVC Germany ships its 100th million package.
May 25 QVC becomes the first multimedia retailer to offer a fully native High-Definition service.
May 26 QVC receives the Fashion Accessories Merchandising Excellence award at the 20th annual Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball. Designer Kathy Van Zeeland presents QVC executive vice president and chief merchandising officer Doug Howe with the award, commenting, "There is nothing better in my career than going on QVC and explaining to the consumer – never mind the retailer, with all due respect – my inspiration."
May 27 Tova Borgnine and QVC are celebrated as retailers of the year at the 37th annual Fragrance Foundation FiFi Awards.
June 7 QVC receives more than a million order entry calls during the first week of June.
June 11 Kenny Loggins performs on QVC during QSessions Live, offering viewers his new album, All Join In.
June 11 American Girl dolls premier on QVC and sell out during its debut.
June 21 QVC takes its viewers to the 27th Annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, CO.
July 8 The QVoyager program takes viewers to Tuscany, Italy.
July 22 The T3 Hair Dryer makes its QVC debut and sells out in five minutes.
August 1 QVC presents the third annual QVC Presents Super Saturday Live from the Hamptons, a designer charity sale benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
August 18 Chef Ming Tsai makes his QVC debut with a line of cookware.
August 20 Celebrity stylist Ken Paves debuts HairDo, a line of hair extensions inspired by Jessica Simpson.
September 4 QVC presents live, on-air the first-ever Customer Choice Beauty Awards, featuring items from brands such as Bare Escentuals and philosophy.
September 12 QVC participates in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and debuts collections from designers Vivienne Tam, Erin Fetherston and Rachel Zoe.
September 21 During a QSessions Live broadcast, Daryl Hall and John Oates perform songs from their box set, Do What You Want, Be What You Are.
October 4 QVC Germany observes its highest sales day.
October 8 Liz Claiborne, Inc., announces that its Liz Claiborne New York line, designed by Isaac Mizrahi, will be sold through QVC beginning with Fall '10 merchandise.
October 13 QVC joins forces with the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) to broadcast the 16th annual QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes on Sale," a charitable shoe sale benefiting breast cancer research and education. Jessica Simpson stars in both print and television public service announcements in support of the event.
October 14 Kiehl's makes its QVC debut.
October 27 Dweck Diamonds makes its QVC debut, featuring designs by Stephen Dweck.
November 11 NARS Cosmetics makes its QVC debut.
November 23 QVC sells more than 80,000 copies of Susan Boyle's debut CD, I Dreamed a Dream.
December 2 QVC expands its mobile presence with the launch of an application for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store.
December 5 QVC teams up with Isaac Mizrahi to unveil ISAACMIZRAHILIVE!™, the multimedia retailer's largest lifestyle collection.
QVC once again is recognized as a “Top Ten” retailer for customer service, placing 5th in the National Retail Foundation 2009 Customers' Choice Awards sponsored by American Express.
February 8 The launch of the QVC Desktop Alert application begins, providing customers with another opportunity to stay engaged and connected to daily product offerings and special values./>
February 14 The Jillian Michaels Fitness & Wellness line makes its QVC debut, featuring motivational books, DVDs, video games, and fitness plans.
March 4 During a Q Sessions Live broadcast, Justin Bieber performs songs from his new album, My World 2.0.
April 30 Melania Trump reveals her new QVC jewelry collection, Melania™ Timepieces & Fashion Jewelry.
May 20 QVC designates May 20 as National Makeover Day, a 24-hour celebration dedicated to helping customers make over their homes, looks, and lives. QVC also joined forces with its vendor community to help raise awareness for Dress for Success Worldwide, an international nonprofit committed to helping disadvantaged women achieve economic independence. Together, they made a collective contribution of $250,000 to the organization.
QVC expands its mobile commerce portfolio with applications for both the Android™ and BlackBerry®.
June 18 Cat Deeley makes her QVC debut with jewelry collection, Cat Deeley Modern Vintage.
July 26 QVC observes the largest Christmas in July® Sale in the company's 24-year history. With more than $46.5 million in orders, the company celebrates a 14% increase over last year's event results.
August 9 Shoshanna Gruss introduces her self-titled QVC fashion jewelry collection, Shoshanna.
September 28 QVC.com receives the BizRate 2010 Circle of Excellence Award.
September 9 QVC enjoys a record-setting New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center and introduces its first pop-up store in Rockefeller Center called Q SHOP. The store provided customers with an interactive shopping experience all week.
September 29 Mad Men costume designer, Janie Bryant, launches her new QVC apparel line, Janie Bryant MOD.
October 1 QVC Italy begins broadcasting live from its new studios in Milan to more than 18 million homes.
October 22 Lidia Bastianich makes her QVC debut and introduces her first line of cookware and serving ware.
October 25 QVC further expands its mobile presence with the launch of an application for the iPad™.
November 1 QVC is named the 2010 “E-Tailer of the Year” by the Accessories Council.
November 26 With over $42 million in sales, QVC observes its most successful Black Friday to date.
November 29 QVC.com achieves its highest traffic volume in its 14-year history, attracting an unprecedented 2 million sessions from more than 1.4 million unique visitors. On average, the website generates approximately one-third of QVC's orders. On Cyber Monday, it accounted for nearly half of the company's total U.S. sales for the day.
January 11 QVC once again is recognized as a "Top Ten" retailer for customer service, placing 8th in the National Retail Foundation/American Express 2010 Customers' Choice Awards.
April 1 QVC Japan celebrates its 10th anniversary.
May 10 QVC ranks third in customer service by ForeSee, a company that measures online customer satisfaction.
July QVC receives six national Telly Awards for excellence in film and video production, including a silver Telly for "The Future is Here: Isaac Mizrahi".
September 8 QVC celebrates its 25th anniversary at Fashion Week in New York, marking the occasion with a global beauty product launch that sold out in every market around the world.
September 23 Liberty Media changes its name to Liberty Interactive Corporation and splits off the businesses, assets, and liabilities formerly attributed to Liberty's Liberty Capital and Liberty Starz tracking stocks to form a new and separate publicly traded company that includes QVC.
November 13 QVC Japan breaks the QVC record for highest sale price, selling a ten-million-yen Paraiba tourmaline ring.
November 24 The 25th anniversary of QVC's first live broadcast.
December 31 QVC Germany exceeds $1 billion in revenue in 2011, becoming QVC's third market, after the US and Japan, to reach this milestone.
February QVC acquires ecommerce shopping destination Send the Trend, known for on-trend, accessible fashion and a customized shopping experience.
July QVC launches a joint venture with China National Radio, reaching approximately 40 million homes in China.
September QVC celebrates the global Fashion's Night Out event in its markets around the world, including events in New York, Tokyo and Milan.
October QVC debuts top-selling cookbook, pre-selling over 207,000 in advance copy sales and ranked third best selling cookbook in 2012 by Publisher's Weekly. "In the Kitchen with David: Comfort Foods That Take You Home" was published through Ballantine Books.
December QVC makes a strategic investment to fuel social commerce by acquiring social commerce leader Oodle, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, California Voices, LLC.
Awards QVC wins four major awards in 2012; QVC is honored by the National Retail Federation (NRF) for excellence in Customer Service for the fourth consecutive year, ranking fifth in the in the NRF Foundation 2011 Customers' Choice survey; QVC ranks third in The Foresee e-Retail Satisfaction Index; QVC ranks #5 overall and #2 among multi-category retailers in the 2013 Internet Retailer Mobile 400 Guide; and QVC Germany wins Deutschlands Kundenchampions, Germany's Customer Service Champion Award.
April QVC Japan opened its new headquarters, QVC Square, in Chiba, about 25 miles outside of Tokyo. This iconic seven-story building features green technologies and was designed to foster cross-team collaboration across QVC's digital platforms.
August QVC PLUS launched as QVC US's second TV channel, providing viewers more opportunity to experience the QVC brand, airing on a three-hour delay of the live broadcast. QVC Germany also launched a new broadcast channel, QVC Beauty and Style, to help expand its market presence and product offerings in an exploding category.
September QVC US debuts its new social shopping platform, toGather, an online gathering place for everyone who loves to shop. toGather brings together QVC's vibrant and vocal community of passionate customers, network personalities and the people behind their famous brands.
QVC Italy opens a new logistics and distribution center in Castel San Giovanni which is expected to accelerate the speed of delivery to customers.
In China, QVC's joint venture with Beijing-based China National Radio, CNRMall, presented its first Today's Special Value (TSV), a Polo Mark mechanical watch chronograph, bundled with a wallet and pen. That following November, another TSV helped CNRMall set a record for total orders in a single day.
Awards QVC's global markets won multiple awards in 2013 including the ForeSee Experience Index, where QVC tied for #2 in Mobile with Apple. QVC was also recognized for the following: #2 largest multi-category retailer in Internet Retailer Mobile 500, #3 across all industries. QVC/Liberty Interactive was ranked #5 in the 2013 Internet Retailer eCommerce Top 500. Claire Watts was named to CableFAX's 2013 Top Women in Cable and Beth Rubino was named to Philadelphia Business Journal's Women of Distinction. QVC Germany was the overall winner of the competition "Germany's Most Customer Oriented Service Provider" and QVC UK was ranked #1 in Best Newcomer for Calls category on the "Top 50 Companies for Customer Service" list.
April QVC announces plans to expand its European presence into France. With the launch of the new service scheduled for the second quarter of 2015, QVC will expand its global multimedia ecommerce business to seven operations reaching nine countries.
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