Music News: HMV Announces 66 Store Closures across UK

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HMVPerhaps one of Britain’s most treasured music stores, HMV entered administration in January of this year. The administrators of the renowned store have announced today that they 66 of the current 220 UK HMV stores will close over the coming months.

The closures are estimated to affect around 930 staff who work at the soon-to-be-closed stores, as well as around 190 jobs across HMV’s distribution network and head office.

Failing to keep up with strong competition from online retailers and digital downloads, HMV has since suffered from low sales which has resulted in the company’s store closures.

Although there has been no fixed date for the closures of the HMV stores, the (below) outlets will continue to trade until an official date is announced.

The affected HMV stores are as follows:

Ashton Under Lynne
Barnsley
Bayswater (Whiteleys)
Bexleyheath
Birkenhead
Birmingham (The Fort)
Blackburn
Boston
Bournemouth (Castlepoint)
Bracknell
Burton Upon Trent
Camberley
Chesterfield
Croydon (Centrale)
Dumfries
Durham
Edinburgh (Fort Kinniard)
Edinburgh (Gyle Centre)
Edinburgh (Ocean Terminal)
Edinburgh (Princes St)
Edinburgh (St James)
Falkirk
Fulham Glasgow (Braehead)
Glasgow (Fort)
Glasgow (Silverburn)
Huddersfield
Kirkcaldy
Leamington
Spa Leeds (White Rose)
London Trocadero
Loughborough
Luton
Manchester (Market St)
Moorgate
Orpington
Rochdale
Scunthorpe
South Shields
Speke Park
St Albans
St Helens
Stockton On Tees
Tamworth
Teeside
Telford
Wakefield
Walsall
Walton On Thames
Wandsworth
Warrington
Watford
Wellingborough
Wigan Woodgreen
Workington
Wrexham
Ballymena
Belfast (Boucher Rd)
Belfast (Forestside)
Coleraine Craigavon
Derry
Lisburn
Newry
Newtonabbey

 

 

Charlotte Stones

Photo: BBC

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