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Asda in talks to acquire HMV – report

Forever dubbed the destroyer of the High Street, could the supermarkets be about to save one of the High Street’s most iconic brands? The Sun‘s chief business reporter claims this morning that Walmart-owned Asda has entered the bedding race for HMV. It is claimed that talks with administrator Deloitte have …

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GAME still eying up HMV store acquisitions

The boss of retailer GAME has reiterated that the chain could yet move to acquire store sites from HMV. Chief executive Martyn Gibbs made a similar claim last month. And if it is planning a move, it had best get a move on – HMV confirmed a fresh round of …

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UPDATED: Further 37 HMV shops to close; Full list here

Administrator Deloitte has confirmed the intended closure of an additional 37 HMV stores. It has not yet announced which stores will be closing or when they will shut their doors. However, it will mean a further 464 staff will lose their jobs. The decision will leave HMV with around 116 …

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HMV strikes new sales agreements with key suppliers

Key new releases in film, music and games will still be sold in the remaining HMV stores after an agreement was reached with suppliers. Crucially, this will mean that Monday’s James Bond release Skyfall will be available on DVD and Blu-ray. We are pleased that these agreements are now in …

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Future of video games at HMV in doubt as it decimates team

The UK games trade is concerned over the latest round of redundanciesat beleaguered retail giant HMV. The firm has cut down the group of ten games buyers and merchandisers down to just two. Amongst the redundancies were head of technology and games Ewan Pinder and games category manager Andy Pinder. …

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The latest issue of MCV: Future of video games in doubt at HMV

This week’s MCV– which isnow available to view online– looks at the impact of the latest jobs cuts on HMV’s games team. With the video games division cut from ten people to two, publishers are concerned the retailer’s games offering may suffer – download now to read the full story. …

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HMV Ireland is no more; 300 jobs lost

The Irish arm of HMV has been closed for good. All 16 of HMV’s Irish stores had supposedly been closed temporarily following the chain’s descent into receivership, but the company has confirmed that it has failed to find a buyer and that none of the stores will re-open. "Since his …

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HMV games team left bare by redundancies

HMV video games team is now just a ‘skeleton crew’ following the fresh round of redundancies at the company’s HQ. Andy Pinder (games category manager), Nick Ashley, Will Cox and Ed Lee have all left the firm, leaving just two buyers. Mike Fethers and Ewan Pinder left the games team …

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HMV CEO Trevor Moore out as 60 more are made redundant

HMV has made a further 60 members of its HQ redundant, including the firm’s CEO Trevor Moore. It follows yesterday’s news that 66 stores are being closed, impacting 930 employees. Mark Hodgkinson, the firm’s new marketing director, is also part of the redundancies. 45 of the staff are from the …

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HMV store closures: The list in full

HMV will close almost 70 stores as part of its on-going administration process. The stores are listed below, and marks a key moment in the retailer’s bid to find a buyer – with Hilco UK the most likely candidate. Hilco UK – which owns HMV Canada – has acquired the …

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