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Torquay HMV store to close administrators announce

By Emcfarnon  |  Posted: February 21, 2013

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The Torquay HMV store is one of 37 today identified for closure

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HMV is to close its Torquay store, the company's administrators have confirmed.

The store, which employs nine members of staff, is one of 37 today identified for closure. The stores employ a total of 464 staff.

Administrators said staff will be relocated to other stores if the opportunity arises, otherwise they will be made redundant.

No fixed date is set for the closure of the Torquay store, which will continue to trade in the meantime.

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However, it is expected the closure will take place over the next four to six weeks in line with the 66 stores already identified for closure.

That round of closures was announced on February 7, and includes stores in Bayswater, Croydon, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Today's announcement comes after administrators were called in in January. Nick Edwards, Rob Harding and Neville Kahn were appointed Joint Administrators of HMV on January 15.

Other stores today identified for closure include Gloucester, Grimsby, Heathrow terminals, Newport, Swindon and Taunton.

HMV was established in 1921 and currently operates from 219 stores in the UK.

The 37 stores identified for closure are Ashford, Basildon, Bolton, Cheltenham, East Kilbride, Enfield, Folkestone, Glasgow Argyle, Gloucester, Grimsby, Hatfield Galleria, Heathrow T5 Departure Level, Heathrow Terminal 1, Heathrow Terminal 3, Heathrow Terminal 4, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Isle of Wight, Lancaster, Leadenhall, Mansfield, Middlesbrough, Newbury, Newcastle Silverlink, Newport, Nuneaton, Redditch, Salisbury, Scarborough, Southport, Stafford, Staines, Stockport, Swindon, Taunton, Torquay and Woking.

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  • MrMikeHunt  |  February 20 2013, 8:50PM

    These outlets really have to offer more than the products laid out in alphabetical order and un interested staff. Of course people shop on line where it is cheaper but I think there must be some space on the highstreet for heading your internet operation. An interface with the public, they can even order on line from you in the store while chilling out with a coffee. 1950's shopping styles are a thing of the past and if retailers want to still be in the game they have to adapt. Of course it would help in Torquay if the surroundings offered a pleasant experience. Something most urban councils are going to have to rethink.

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  • MrT26  |  February 20 2013, 3:50PM

    Well, that's the last shop in Torquay gone then... do they need this bypass any more?

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  • nicold  |  February 20 2013, 3:22PM

    Not surprised....much cheaper products at Amazon!

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  • maryGeez  |  February 20 2013, 3:18PM

    BREAKING NEWS: COULDNT CARE LESS!! BREAKING NEWS: BLOCKBUSTERS IS TO CLOSE TOO. BREAKING NEWS: STILL COULDNT CARE LESS. All you people will be saying how bad it is to close but it will be the same people who are queuing up to grab a so called "bargain".......

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