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Borders gets into games

Borders is to begin stocking video games to accompany its existing range of DVDs and CDs. The retailer is currently trialling an On Demand range of CD and DVDs in its Oxford Street store, which includes a handful of PC titles. However, commercial director of Borders UK and Ireland David …

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Blu-Ray promotions step up a gear

Though the final official confirmation is not expected to arrive until tomorrow , it seems that the world has accepted that the long-fought hi-def format war is at and end – and US retailers are reacting quickly to the news. Reuters reports that many leading North American retailers, such as …

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UK retail hails GTA IV as ‘event of 2008’

The retail community is buzzing in anticipation of Grand Theft Auto IV’s release, following Rockstar’s confirmation of an April 29th release date – with many key figures from the trade voicing confidence in the title’s record-smashing ability. As with previous GTA releases, GTA IV will be the benchmark for all …

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Games bucks retail downturn trend over Christmas

Whilst many across the retail community have been counting the cost of a disappointing Christmas period, the games market has seen yet another bumper festive period on the High Street. In the week that the retail analyst SPSL stated that many days during the Christmas period retail performance were ‘hugely …

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ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: Retail reacts

There has been mixed reaction to the deal by UK retail, with some stores relishing the prospect of a publishing entity with the firepower to take on EA, while others are wary of what further consolidation means for the business. Many from the front line of the industry are anticipating …

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Ambitious Gem unveils two new divisions

Following the announcement of its new corporate identity last week, Gem has launched two new divisions to complement its core distribution business. Gem Creative is a new in-house creative design and production studio, which offers support for trade and consumer advertising campaigns, point of sale material, repackaging, bundling design and …

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Ambitious Gem unveils two new divisions

Following the announcement of its new corporate identity last week, Gem has launched two new divisions to complement its core distribution business. Gem Creative is a new in-house creative design and production studio, which offers support for trade and consumer advertising campaigns, point of sale material, repackaging, bundling design and …

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Blockbuster acquires stranded ChoicesUK stores

The administrator of ChoicesUK has confirmed that Blockbuster has bought out 59 of the troubled retailer’s outlets. PricewaterhouseCoopers has revealed that the stores will be rebranded under the Blockbuster name. The sale will secure employment for approximately 450 employees across the UK. However, 80 ChoicesUK stores remain without a buyer …

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Report: One third of UKs games retailers are under threat

A new report from Research and Markets states that 33 per cent of the companies it analysed are ‘in financial danger’. It goes on to say that nine of the companies surveyed, including the likes of GAME, Gamestation, Woolworths and Blockbuster, ‘are blatantly selling at a loss to capture market …

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Vivendi: ‘UK is our flagship market’

Global retail president at Vivendi, Pascal Brochier has re-affirmed the publisher’s commitment to the UK after a recent re-structuring of its management line-up. The publisher is looking to take on a UK boss, following Xochilt Balzola-Widmann’s appointment as executive VP and general manager for European retail after the departure of …

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