- Blockbuster, the film rental firm, went into administration last week - 160 stores are closing around the UK
- HMV, the music retailer, went into administration last week - a Canadian firm has since bought its debt, but 4,000 UK jobs remain at risk
- Jessops, the camera chain, went into administration two weeks ago - all of its stores will close, with 1,377 jobs going around the UK
- Comet, the electronics retailer, went into administration in November - all of its stores closed last month, with about 6,000 jobs lost around the UK
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