It looks like 66 HMV stores are to close, with staff apparently being told this morning whether or not they’re affected by the problems the high street chain has had of late.
An official announcement is expected later today, but TheSixthAxis has seen a list – unverified as now – and the Oxford Street branch appears to be one of those affected. In Scotland five branches are closing in Edinburgh and three in Glasgow, if the list is accurate.
Closures are expected to be within four to six weeks. Whilst 66 stores obviously affects a huge number of employees (and customers) it’s not as high as previously assumed.
Our thoughts go out to those hearing bad news this morning.
Update: HMV have confirmed the list:
Belfast Boucher Road
Belfast Forestside, Bexleyheath
Edinburgh Gyle Centre
Edinburgh Princes Street
Edinburgh St James
Leeds White Rose