Entries in 'HMV' (339)

Up to 100 HMV stores preparing for closure

Up to 100 HMV stores preparing for closure

Administrator Deloitte is preparing to close anything up to 100 HMV stores, reports claim.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2013 at 9:34AM in News
The future of games retail revealed in this week's MCV

The future of games retail revealed in this week's MCV

This week's MCV – which is now available to view online – analyses the collapse of THQ and reveals what games retail will look like in ten years time.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 1st 2013 at 10:27AM 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
More HMV store closures expected by the end of the week

More HMV store closures expected by the end of the week

A fresh spate of HMV store closures and job losses are likely to be announced by the end of the week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2013 at 12:18PM in News

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HMV bank syndicate turned down offers higher than Hilco's

HMV bank syndicate turned down offers higher than Hilco's

Hilco’s bid for HMV’s debt was not the highest on the table, it has been claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2013 at 11:22AM in News
Hilco could close up to half of HMV stores

Hilco could close up to half of HMV stores

HMV now looks very likely to survive on the UK High Street – at a price.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2013 at 11:03AM in News
Calls for Government to change laws on gift cards

Calls for Government to change laws on gift cards

Independent financial adviser John Bloomfield is calling on the Government to take action on store gift cards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2013 at 10:33AM in News
Supermarkets to swoop for HMV stores?

Supermarkets to swoop for HMV stores?

Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury's are reportedly eyeing HMV outlets as a potential way to expand their own store counts.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 24th 2013 at 5:36PM in News

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Video games escape UK's latest retail crisis

Video games escape UK's latest retail crisis

The collapse of HMV and Blockbuster is unlikely to have a massive impact upon the video games market.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 24th 2013 at 4:30PM in News
HMV footfall spikes in wake of administration

HMV footfall spikes in wake of administration

HMV has seen its footfall reach 'near Christmas levels' in recent weeks, following news of the retailer's administration.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 24th 2013 at 3:57PM 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
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

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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
TIMELINE: HMV's battle for survival

TIMELINE: HMV's battle for survival

HMV’s protracted battle for survival ended in failure this week as the chain entered administration.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 18th 2013 at 9:26AM 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
MP accuses HMV of theft over gift card scandal

MP accuses HMV of theft over gift card scandal

The Conservative MP for North Oxfordshire Tony Baldry has accused troubled retail HMV of theft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2013 at 11:40AM in News

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In this week's MCV: Disney vs Activision as toy war heats up

In this week's MCV: Disney vs Activision as toy war heats up

This week's MCV is now available to view online – and it features Disney vs Activision as the battle for video game toys begins.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 17th 2013 at 11:36AM in News
His Master's Void: HMV's struggle is a warning about retail consolidation

His Master's Void: HMV's struggle is a warning about retail consolidation

The damage done by the potential evaporation of HMV on the High Street will hit closer to home in the music and film markets than it will for games.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jan 17th 2013 at 11:25AM in News
Now HMV Ireland goes into receivership

Now HMV Ireland goes into receivership

HMV has closed its 16 Irish stores and has appointed receivers, putting 300 jobs at risk.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2013 at 9:33AM 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
HMV.com taken offline

HMV.com taken offline

Administrators Deloitte have taken HMV’s website offline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2013 at 11:25AM in News
Buyers eye Gamerbase swoop should HMV fall

Buyers eye Gamerbase swoop should HMV fall

HMV's Gamerbase concessions could be rescued even if the retail giant closes.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 16th 2013 at 10:49AM in News
HMV demise could kill 4% of games market; High Street entertainment share would plummet

HMV demise could kill 4% of games market; High Street entertainment share would plummet

The cost to the UK video games market should HMV fail to find a buyer could be as little as four per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2013 at 10:27AM 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