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16 JANUARY 2013

High Street rental company Blockbuster goes into administration

"Blockbuster, the video and games rental company, has become the latest high street name to collapse into administration.

The rising popularity of internet film rental services like iTunes and Lovefilm have taken their toll on Blockbuster's 528 high street video rental stores, and the company is now loss–making.'"

(Juliette Garside, 16 January 2013, Guardian News and Media Limited)

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Simon Perkins
14 JANUARY 2013

High Street music retailer HMV to appoint administrator

"Music and DVD chain HMV, which employs about 4,350 staff, has confirmed it will appoint an administrator, making it the latest High Street casualty. Deloitte will run the 239–store chain while it assesses prospects for the business and seeks potential buyers. Trading in HMV shares on the London Stock Exchange are being suspended, the company said in a statement. ... [Neil Saunders, the managing director of retail analyst firm Conlumin] said that although the HMV brand 'certainly has some value' for potential buyers, the current business model was dead. "The bottom line is that there is no real future for physical retail in the music sector," he said."

(BBC News, 14 January 2013)

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Simon Perkins
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