These are the 27 HMV and Fopp stores due to close with immediate effect

These are the 27 HMV and Fopp stores due to close with immediate effect
The takeover has saveed 100 HMV and Fopp stores, but 27 will close immediately (Photo: Shutterstock)

Following news of music retailer HMV’s sale to Canadian company, Sunrise Records, a list of HMV and Fopp stores marked for immediate closure has been released.

Among them is the brand’s flagship Oxford Street branch, which was the location of HMV’s first store.

The move will result in 455 redundancies, according to the BBC.

HMV and Fopp branches set for closure

Ayr
Bath
Bluewater
Bristol, Cribbs
Chichester
Exeter, Princesshay
Fopp, Bristol
Fopp, Glasgow Byres
Fopp, Manchester
Fopp, Oxford
Glasgow, Braehead
Guernsey
Hereford
Manchester, Trafford

HMV first filed for administration in 2013 (Photo: Shutterstock)
HMV first filed for administration in 2013 (Photo: Shutterstock)

Merry Hill
Oxford Street, London
Peterborough, Queensgate
Plymouth, Drake Circus
Reading
Sheffield, Meadowhall
Southport
Thurrock
Tunbridge Wells
Uxbridge
Watford
Westfield, London
Wimbledon

100 stores saved from closure

Sunrise Records (headed up by chief executive, Doug Putman) chased off competition including Sports Direct owner, Mike Ashley, to purchase HMV. The company will buy 100 stores out of administration, saving close to 1,500 jobs.

Putman has said that the shops will continue to operate under the HMV and Fopp brands, rather than adopting Sunrise Records signage.

The entrepreneur purchased the Sunrise Records retail chain in Canada in 2014. He then bought over HMV’s Canadian business in 2017, expanding Sunrise Records into a national operation with 80 outlets.

Putman told BBC Radio 4 that, under his supervision, HMV would stock more vinyl to keep up with customer demand.