I can still see Fopp continuing in London at least as it still has an arthouse, niche brand which works in that market.Charlie Wells wrote: ↑Tue 05 Feb, 2019 14.14The list of HMV store closures has been released...
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.
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.