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Martin Phillp
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Mon 04 Feb, 2019 12.40

Patisserie Valerie staff claim they haven't been paid.

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Tue 05 Feb, 2019 07.50

HMV has been bought by Sunrise Records, who already owned HMV Canada.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47127520
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JAS84 wrote:
Tue 05 Feb, 2019 07.50
HMV has been bought by Sunrise Records, who already owned HMV Canada.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47127520
The list of HMV store closures has been released...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47132310

Interesting to note that four of the stores closing are the Fopp brand, which is quite considerable as glancing at wikipedia there is/was only about 9 Fopp stores. I wonder whether any of the remaining Fopp stores might get rebranded as HMV in the near future. Also worth noting the flagship Oxford Street store is also set to close.
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Martin Phillp
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Charlie Wells wrote:
Tue 05 Feb, 2019 14.14
JAS84 wrote:
Tue 05 Feb, 2019 07.50
HMV has been bought by Sunrise Records, who already owned HMV Canada.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47127520
The list of HMV store closures has been released...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47132310

Interesting to note that four of the stores closing are the Fopp brand, which is quite considerable as glancing at wikipedia there is/was only about 9 Fopp stores. I wonder whether any of the remaining Fopp stores might get rebranded as HMV in the near future. Also worth noting the flagship Oxford Street store is also set to close.
I can still see Fopp continuing in London at least as it still has an arthouse, niche brand which works in that market.

Oxford Street, along with some of the larger shopping centre stores aren't really a surprise. Running HMV in the smaller shops which have a better chance of making a profit with lower landlord rates is their best bet to continue for now. However, physical media will continue to decline and HMV will still need to tackle how to compete with streaming media.
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Tue 05 Feb, 2019 15.23

Alexia wrote:
Mon 04 Feb, 2019 18.50
Let them eat cake.
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Tue 05 Feb, 2019 21.13

Brighthouse to close 30 stores.

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Tue 05 Feb, 2019 22.58

Charlie Wells wrote:
Tue 05 Feb, 2019 14.14
JAS84 wrote:
Tue 05 Feb, 2019 07.50
HMV has been bought by Sunrise Records, who already owned HMV Canada.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47127520
The list of HMV store closures has been released...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47132310

Interesting to note that four of the stores closing are the Fopp brand, which is quite considerable as glancing at wikipedia there is/was only about 9 Fopp stores. I wonder whether any of the remaining Fopp stores might get rebranded as HMV in the near future. Also worth noting the flagship Oxford Street store is also set to close.
Sad to see Glasgow's Byres Road branch on the list - as I mentioned somewhere (possibly this thread) it's the brand's spiritual home, having been founded round the corner. Glasgow does keep a branch in the city centre, but about five minutes' walk from the remaining HMV, so it seems like an odd choice.
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Tue 05 Feb, 2019 23.04

I presume "Manchester, Trafford" means the one in the Trafford centre, unless there's one elsewhere in Trafford.

Shame the one on Oxford street's going, not that long ago there were two on Oxford Street, both of them a lot bigger than the one that's there now. But I guess if it's not viable.
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Wed 06 Feb, 2019 00.42

Sad to see Wimbledon's branch is set to go; it being the trial HMV Curzon branch. Confusion spread on Twitter today regarding its immediate closure (which incidentally hasn't happened) - the trial was allegedly a success, in spite of their own Twitter bio describing itself as "Wimbledon's best kept secret - an intimate boutique cinema with café and bar"
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