Blockbuster announces closure of remaining UK stores

By Dave Cook, Thursday, 12 December 2013 12:16 GMT

Blockbuster has confirmed it will close its remaining 91 stores across the UK by next week, putting 808 people out of work.

Speaking with the BBC, administrators Simon Thomas and Nick O’Reilly said, “It is with regret that we have to make today’s announcement, we appreciate this is a difficult time for all concerned and would like to thank staff for their professionalism and support over the past month. Unfortunately, we were unable to secure a buyer for the group as a going concern and as a result had to take the regrettable action to close the remaining stores.”

It follows the closure of 62 Blockbuster stores last week, costing 427 jobs. At the start of 2013, the chain had 528 UK stores and 4190 employees.

Via Eurogamer.

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