Entries in 'administration' (79)

REVIEW OF THE YEAR: The fall of Blockbuster

REVIEW OF THE YEAR: The fall of Blockbuster

Last week, the High Street told MCV it feels 2014 will be a good year for video games retailing.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 1st 2014 at 9:00AM in News
All Blockbuster UK stores to shut down

All Blockbuster UK stores to shut down

Managers at UK Blockbusters stores have this morning been told that every outlet is to close, MCV has learned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2013 at 12:28PM in News
Blockbuster appoints administrator, parties interested in 'parts' of the business

Blockbuster appoints administrator, parties interested in 'parts' of the business

Moorfields Corporate Recovery has been officially appointed as the administrator of Blockbuster.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2013 at 12:34PM in News
Blockbuster won't honour PS4 or Xbox One pre-orders

Blockbuster won't honour PS4 or Xbox One pre-orders

Troubled retailer Blockbuster has confirmed that it will not be honouring PS4 or Xbox One pre-orders.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2013 at 4:36PM in News

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All 264 Blockbuster stores to continue trading as buyer is sought

All 264 Blockbuster stores to continue trading as buyer is sought

Blockbuster has said that all of its 264 UK stores will continue trading for the time being while a buyer for the chain is sought.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2013 at 1:48PM in News
Blockbuster to re-enter administration

Blockbuster to re-enter administration

Entertainment retailer Blockbuster is to enter administration for the second time in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2013 at 1:25PM in News
Zattikka has officially entered administration

Zattikka has officially entered administration

Zattikka has entered administration after struggling to pay off its debts.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 6th 2013 at 2:20PM in News
Zattikka faces possible administration

Zattikka faces possible administration

Online games firm Zattikka could go into administration next month as it struggles to make a loan payment of £275,000.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jul 23rd 2013 at 2:32PM in News

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Blockbuster sale agreed; 264 stores and 2,000 jobs saved

Blockbuster sale agreed; 264 stores and 2,000 jobs saved

Deloitte has confirmed that it has completed the sale of Blockbuster for an undisclosed sum.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2013 at 3:36PM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

The categories for the 2013 MCV Pacific Awards have been announced this week, while distributor Tuff Kat goes into administration.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Mar 22nd 2013 at 4:53AM in News
More store closures expected at Blockbuster

More store closures expected at Blockbuster

Administrator Deloitte has confirmed to MCV that there will be further closures at Blockbuser stores UK.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 1st 2013 at 2:47PM in News
Morrisons acquires 49 Blockbuster stores

Morrisons acquires 49 Blockbuster stores

Supermarket chain Morrisons will acquire 49 stores from troubled retailer Blockbuster, it has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2013 at 10:53AM in News

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Blockbuster administrator: "We are fighting in the trenches"

Blockbuster administrator: "We are fighting in the trenches"

The lead administrator at Blockbuster has issues a grave warning to workers at the retailer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2013 at 10:48AM in News
HMV cuts 190 jobs including Ian Kenyon, Ewan Pinder; Twitter account vents frustration

HMV cuts 190 jobs including Ian Kenyon, Ewan Pinder; Twitter account vents frustration

Around 60 staff at HMV have just been told that they have lost their jobs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2013 at 2:15PM in News
Big firms eye Blockbuster UK stores

Big firms eye Blockbuster UK stores

Two firms are reported to be in discussions to rescue bankrupt rental firm Blockbuster UK.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 23rd 2013 at 11:09AM in News
Hilco acquires HMV debt

Hilco acquires HMV debt

The future of HMV on the UK High Street appears to have been saved.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2013 at 11:30AM in News

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UPDATE: Deloitte backtracks on HMV gift card block

UPDATE: Deloitte backtracks on HMV gift card block

Retailer HMV will once again begin honouring gift cards as of tomorrow (January 22nd).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2013 at 2:44PM in News
Suppliers ready to make HMV U-turn and back new-look chain

Suppliers ready to make HMV U-turn and back new-look chain

Having turned their back on HMV in the week leading up to its administration, suppliers have reportedly had a change of heart.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2013 at 10:44AM in News
GAME looking to acquire  HMV stores after stronger than expected Xmas

GAME looking to acquire HMV stores after stronger than expected Xmas

OpCapita owned retailer GAME has approached administrators Deloitte about the possible acquisition of some HMV stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2013 at 7:27PM in News
Blockbuster WILL honour gift cards and credit during administration

Blockbuster WILL honour gift cards and credit during administration

Retailer Blockbuster has announced that it will continue to honour gift cards and store credit despite slipping into administration this afternoon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2013 at 2:53PM in News
Deloitte focused on "generating as much value as possible" for Blockbuster creditors

Deloitte focused on "generating as much value as possible" for Blockbuster creditors

In the same week as the UK High Street saw HMV slip into administration, fellow long-term chain Blockbuster has now followed its lead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2013 at 2:50PM in News
Blockbuster to appoint administrators

Blockbuster to appoint administrators

UK entertainment retail is facing another huge blow, with reports that Blockbuster is to enter administration.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2013 at 2:19PM in News
Angry granddad takes games from HMV store after his vouchers were refused

Angry granddad takes games from HMV store after his vouchers were refused

An enraged grandfather yesterday stormed out of a Dublin HMV store with three games in hand after staff refused to accept his voucher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2013 at 12:44PM in News
Deloitte warns of tough market as it is officially appointed HMV administrator

Deloitte warns of tough market as it is officially appointed HMV administrator

HMV boss Trevor Moore may have delivered an upbeat message to journalists yesterday, but administrator Deloitte has warned that it’s a tough market for entertainment retailers at the moment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2013 at 9:53AM in News
Hilco linked to HMV store acquisition

Hilco linked to HMV store acquisition

The owner of HMV Canada is reportedly interested in acquiring some of the troubled chain’s UK stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2013 at 3:36PM in News