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Rebuilding HMV’s games offer

Just six months ago, the games industry feared HMV would abandon video games. It had decimated its games team, cutting its count of ten buyers down to two, and even after it was saved by Hilco in April, the chain said it would concentrate on music and visual”, but there …

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HMV opens new Head Office in Blackfriars

Entertainment retailer HMV has relocated its UK headquarters to London’s Blackfriars area. The company can now be found at Mermaid House, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, EC4V 3DB. HMV’s previous Head Office was on Eastcastle Street, just behind its flagship Oxford Street store. Last week, it emerged that this store has been …

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Newcastle FC owner Mike Ashley buys HMV Oxford Street

Sports Direct owner and accomplished drinker Mike Ashley has purchased the lease for HMV Oxford Street. The Independent reports that Newcastle FC owner intends to open a new 60,000 sq ft sports outlet there having agreed to acquire the lease from Deloitte. Sports Direct already has one Oxford Street store …

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Read our big interview with EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson in the latest MCV

This week’s issue of MCV features our big interview with the head of EA Sports, Andrew Wilson. Who tells MCV why the firm must not mess up the next generation. There’s plenty more. Xbox 360 overtakes Wii. HMV has a new-look games team. We chat to Xbox and GAME on …

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OPINION: Farewell to His Master’s Voice

These days it’s not the done thing for a journalist to praise a PR. But it would be remiss to ignore the departure of HMV’s head of PR Gennaro Castaldo, who bids farewell to the retailer this week after almost 30 years. Those who haven’t worked with Gennaro will have …

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HMV exodus continues as PR, marketing and games execs leave

Retail giant HMV is losing a number of high profile employees this week, including its games buyer and marketing boss. Games category buyer Richard Thompson (pictured) is leaving the business this week to move to Australia, he has worked at HMV for 11 years. His departure follows the redundancy of …

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Gennaro Castaldo leaves HMV for BPI

He has outlasted almost everyone in the games industry, but HMV is sadly saying goodbye to PR mastermind Gennaro Castaldo. Anyone working across the UK entertainment industries for any amount of time will have encountered Castaldo at some point throughout his 28 years – yes, 28 years – heading up …

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HMV Ireland could return

Hilco is in discussions with landlords about a possible return to Ireland for HMV. The Irish arm of the retailer was closed down in February and none of the Irish stores were included in the rescue package that saw the UK business survive on the UK High Street. Now The …

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Amazon boosts its entertainment market share as GAME drops 3%

Supermarkets and Amazon have boosted their entertainment market share at the expense of GAME and HMV. Kantar Worldpanel’s Entertainment Retailer Barometer report states that Amazon made the biggest market share gains for the 12 weeks ending March 17th 2013. The numbers include sales of physical video games, games and digital …

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MCV AWARDS 2013: HMV wins – "It’s good to be back."

HMV cemented its return from administration at the MCV Awards last night, picking up the award for Retail Concept. The firm won the award for its impressive Oxford Street games showcase, which last year featured FIFA 13, Halo 4 and Skylanders Giants. Two members of HMV’s games team collected the …

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