MCV are reporting that GAME Group are to close 43 of its stores due to the “tougher marketing conditions it faces during 2010”.
The company will close 12 GAME stores, 6 Gamestation stores and all 25 of its Debenhams concessions. Unfortunately this means job losses for 247 employees. The company have reported that the majority of the closures will be in places where outlets are situated close to one another and have also stated that they will do what they can to seek employment opportunities for all those affected.
“We are committed to evolving our business to make sure it operates as efficiently as possible while consistently delivering the high standards of service our customers demand,” said a statement released to Edge Online.
“We regularly review our entire store portfolio, including our concessions, to maximise the opportunities to reach customers while also ensuring that the business is running as effectively as possible.
“As a result of this review process, and the tougher market conditions that we face in 2010, we have announced our intention to close 12 Game stores, 6 Gamestation stores, and all 25 of our concessions in Debenhams stores. In each location, we have detailed plans to support the customers and employees”.
It’s never nice to see people losing their jobs, so good luck to those affected, we wish you all the best.