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HMV to introduce click and collect

Entertainment retailer HMV is to allow customers to order items online for pickup in their local store. It’s a model already successfully utilised by other UK retailers such as Argos, PC World and Tesco. Amongst other pledges in its recent financial report, HMV directors said they were committed to developing …

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All GAME Australia stores to close

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, administrator for GAME, has today announced that 16 stores are set to close today, with all stores closing soon. Kate Warwick, administrator at PwC, said: "In the interests of creditors, the 31 remaining GAME stores are to be closed over the coming weeks and a final closing down sale …

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GAME could close "handful" of extra stores; New openings also planned

Retailer Game Retail has confirmed to MCV that a small number of additional store closures are likely to be announced in the near future. In addition, it also seems likely that some brand new stores will also be opening their doors – sometimes in the same town. We are currently …

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Five top High Street games stores

MCV and Koch Media round off Independent Retail Month with our final special feature focusing on the sector. This week, we look at five of the UK’s top stores. Seedee Jons Established: 1993Stores: 1Based: Jersey, Channel IslandsContact: 01534 769405Web: www.seedeejons.com Games now make up almost 70 per cent of this …

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Five fast-growing indie retailers

MCV and Koch Media continue Independent Retail Month with a roundup of five games indies which have grown massively in recent years. Barkman Computers Established: November 19th, 1987Stores: 1Based:Kingston Upon Thames, SurreyContact: 020 8546 5941 This indie turns 25 later this year. Owner Nick Elliott tells MCV about its growth …

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GAME sells Spanish and Portuguese stores

Another investment vehicle backed by OpCapita has acquired GAME’s Iberian stores in Spain and Portugal, MCV can reveal. The buyer is Cherrilux Investments, which like GAME’s UK buyer Baker Acquisitions is a company established by OpCapita for the purpose of the deal. Furthermore, Cherrilux is described as a sister company” …

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GameStop "expects to open stores opportunistically"

Retail giant GameStop has said it expects to open international stores opportunistically while keeping square footage flat”. The statement comes as behind-closed doors negotiations between GAME and other companies continue ahead of its move into administration in nine days time. For Q4 the retailer suffered a 3.6 per cent drop …

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GameStop in for GAME’s Iberian stores?

The deafening silence on GameStop’s intentions towards GAME continues, though one UK newspaper claims that an acquisition may be close. Specifically, The Independent believes that GameStop is readying a move for GAME’s 291 Spanish and Portuguese stores. It does not indicate that GAME’s 610 UK outlets would factor into the …

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India games chain to open 150 stores

An Indian games retailer hopes to have over 150 outlets in operation by 2015. Games The Shop, which currently has seven stores, also says it has the potential to expand its chain globally. India is a vast country – it has a scope for much more than 150 stores,” Games …

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GAME hints at possible international sell-off

UK retailer GAME has hinted at the possible sale of some of its international operations as it continues to fight for its life in the UK. In response to press speculation the GAME Group confirms that it is in ongoing dialogue with its lending syndicate to reach agreement on revised …

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