Qurate Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB) was founded on September 28, 1998, formerly known as QVC Group (previously known as Liberty Interactive Group), changed to its current name in March 2018, and headquartered in the United States Englewood, Colorado, has 22,000 full-time employees. It sells and sells a range of consumer products mainly through commodity-centric TV shopping programs, the Internet and mobile applications, and is a subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation ( spun off from Liberty Media ).
Refer to the latest stock code: Qurate Retail
Qurate Retail Group (QVCA):
Qurate Retail Group’s website offers home furnishing, beauty, jewelry, accessories and electronic products. QVC Group is also an online retailer of women’s, children’s and men’s clothing and children’s goods; and kitchen accessories and home decoration products, as well as retail products through catalogs and physical stores.
In addition, the company distributes various brands of home and clothing lifestyle products, including: Ballard Design, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road, Improvements, Chasing Fireflies and Travelsmith.
Qurate Retail Group owns Liberty Interactive Corporation’s interests in QVC, Zulily and HSN.
Qurate Retail Group distributes products to approximately 371 million households in the United States, Japan, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy and China.
Qurate Retail Group (QVCA) history:
- On March 28, 1991, the old Liberty Media Corporation IPO was listed on Nasdaq, stock code: LBTYA and LBTYB ;
- On August 4, 1994, the old Liberty Media Corporation merged with Tele-Communications, Inc.;
- On August 10, 1995, Tele-Communications, Inc. issued Liberty Media Group tracking stock ( Note : Tracking stock, or targeted stock, is a special stock product issued by a company based on a wholly-owned subsidiary of a diversified company Therefore, the tracking stock will be traded at a price related to the operation of the specific department of the company being tracked), trading on the Nasdaq, the stock code will still be LBTYA and LBTYB;
- On November 19, 1998, Tele-Communications International, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: TINTA/B) merged with Liberty Media Group;
- On March 9, 1999, TCI Ventures, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: TCIVA/B) merged with Liberty Media Group;
- On March 9, 1999, Tele-Communications, Inc. and AT&T merged. Therefore, Liberty Media Group became AT&T’s tracking stock. Liberty Media Group tracks stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange, stock codes: MG.A and LMG.B.;
- On August 10, 2001, the old Liberty Media Corporation was spun off from AT&T, listed independently, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange, stock code: LMC.A and LMC.B (withdrawn);
- On January 1, 2002, the old Liberty common stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock code NYSE:L;
- On July 1, 2003, the old Liberty Media Corporation merged with Ascent Media Group, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: AMGIA) (formerly known as Liberty Livewire Corporation);
- On November 12, 2003, the old Liberty Media Corporation merged with Liberty Satellite & Technology, Inc.;
- On June 7, 2004, the old Liberty Media Corporation completed the spin-off of its international business and became an independent publicly listed company Liberty Media International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LBTYA/B );
- On July 21, 2005, the old Liberty merged with Ascent Media Group, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: AMGIA) (formerly known as Liberty Livewire Corporation);
- On May 9, 2006, the old Liberty completed the restructuring and issued 2 new tracking stocks-Liberty Capital Group and Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ: LCAPA/B(retire), NASDAQ:LINTA/B(retire)) ；
- On March 4, 2008, the old Liberty completed the reclassification of Liberty Capital Group and issued new tracking stocks for Liberty Entertainment Group (formerly NASDAQ: LMDIA/B);
- On November 20, 2009, the old Liberty completed the spin-off of Liberty Entertainment, Inc. and merged its business with DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV). The remaining businesses and assets not controlled by Liberty Entertainment, Inc. remain in Under the old Liberty, it was rebuilt as Liberty Starz Group (formerly NASDAQ: LSTZA/B);
- On September 23, 2011, the old Liberty was split to form the new Liberty. The new Liberty assets and businesses include: Liberty Capital Group and Liberty Starz Group;
- On August 10, 2012, the old Liberty issued a new tracking stock-Liberty Ventures Group (NASDAQ: LVNTA/B ) to replace the original Liberty Interactive Group (formerly NASDAQ: LINTA/B);
- On August 27, 2014, Liberty Ventures Group tracked stocks and completed the spin-off of its controlling interests in TripAdvisor Inc. and BuySeasons businesses, and converted it into a new asset-backed stock – Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA / B );
- On October 3, 2014, Liberty Interactive Corporation re-owned Liberty Ventures Group from Liberty Interactive Group. After completion, Liberty Interactive Group was renamed QVC Group ;
- On October 1, 2015, Liberty Interactive acquired all the outstanding shares of zulily, inc. for US$2.6 billion and merged into QVC Group ;
- On May 18, 2016, Liberty Interactive completed its US$2.4 billion investment in Liberty Broadband after the merger of Charter Communications, Inc. and Time Warner Cable and the simultaneous acquisition of Bright House Networks (attributed to Liberty Ventures Group) ；
- On July 22, 2016, the Liberty Ventures Group tracked stocks to complete the spin-off of its subsidiary CommerceHub, Inc. and became an asset-backed stock——(NASDAQ: CHUBA / K );
- On November 4, 2016, the Liberty Ventures Group tracked the stock to complete the spin-off of its interest in Expedia, Inc. and its subsidiary Bodybuilding.com, and became a new asset-backed stock – Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEXEA/B).
- On December 29, 2017, Liberty Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: QVCA , QVCB , LVNTA , LVNTB ) announced the completion of the acquisition of the remaining 62% of HSN, Inc. , and the latter was delisted.
- In March 2018, QVC Group changed its name to Qurate Retail Group.