is one of the United Kingdom's leading free classified advertising publishers, distributing its products via print, internet, interactive television
. Loot was founded in 1984 and launched its first publication, the London edition of Loot
, in 1985.
The paper was launched as a means ‘to buy, sell or exchange absolutely anything', and published every Thursday containing only 16 pages of ads. Loot
was an acronym for "Look Out On Thursday". At one point, Loot
<nowiki>'</nowiki>s free-ads publication was published in 20 editions per week across the UK with a weekly circulation of approximately 180,000 copies. As of April 2009, Loot
is published thrice weekly in London and Manchester and weekly in Liverpool; two specialist papers, 'recruits' and 'jobs week' are also published weekly in the London area. Its website, Loot.com, generates approximately 24 million monthly page impressions and had 557,000 unique users, based on a March ABC
In 2001, Loot
was bought by DMGT from Scoot.com plc and became a division of Associated New Ventures. Featuring private and business advertisements in over 600 classifications. In 2010 it was bought by Printing Investments Ltd.Loot
previously owned the Irish classifieds listing magazine Buy&Sell
. Founded in 1990, Buy&Sell
is published in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
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