Yeovil HMV store will remain open as administrators Deloitte close 66 shops
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Yeovil's HMV store looks set to be safe for the time being having avoided be named as one of 66 initial closures by administrators.
Deloitte today announced 930 staff would lose their jobs at the CD and DVD high street chain as part of the closure of 66 stores across the UK over the next two months.
HMV entered administration in January and operates from 220 stores in the UK, including the Quedam Shopping Centre in Yeovil.
"This step has been taken in order to enhance the prospects of securing the business' future as a going concern," said Nick Edwards, joint administrator at Deloitte.
"We continue to receive strong support from staff and are extremely grateful to them for their commitment during an understandably difficult period. All other key stakeholders remain very supportive and I continue to be hopeful of securing a future for the restructured business."
The stores earmarked for closure are:
England: Ashton-under-Lyne, Barnsley, Bayswater, Bexleyheath, Birkenhead, Birmingham Fort, Blackburn, Boston, Bournemouth Castlepoint, Bracknell, Burton-upon-Trent, Camberley, Chesterfield, Croydon Centrale, Durham, Fulham, Huddersfield, Leamington Spa, Leeds White Rose, Loughborough, Luton, Manchester 90, Moorgate, Orpington, Rochdale, Scunthorpe, South Shields, Speke Park, St Albans, St Helens, Stockton-on-Tees, Tamworth, Teesside, Telford, Trocadero, Wakefield, Walsall, Walton-on-Thames, Wandsworth, Warrington, Watford, Wellingborough, Wigan, Wood Green, Workington.
Scotland: Dumfries, Edinburgh Fort, Edinburgh Gyle Centre, Edinburgh Ocean, Edinburgh Princes Street, Edinburgh St James, Falkirk, Glasgow - Fort, Glasgow - Silverburn, Glasgow Braehead, Kirkcaldy
Northern Ireland: Ballymena, Belfast Boucher Road, Belfast Forestside, Coleraine, Craigavon, Derry, Lisburn, Newry, Newtownabbey