Blockbuster to shut more stores

More Blockbuster stores in the Midlands are to be shut. Nottingham, Rugby and Stourbridge will all lose Blockbuster from the high street.

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Blockbuster to lose more Midlands stores

Blockbuster Credit: PA Wire

DVD rental chain Blockbuster will disappear from more Midlands high streets after administrators failed to find a buyer and announced more job losses and store closures. Rugby, Stourbridge and Nottingham will all lose Blockbuster from the high street.

Another 30 shops will be shut nationwide over the next few days with the loss of 182 jobs as administrators from Moorfields Corporate Recovery start a phased closure of the entire estate.

It is still hoping for last minute offers for all or parts of the business, but admitted it had not received any "acceptable" bids so far.

The closures bring the total so far to just over 100 out of its 264 outlets, with more than 630 retail jobs cut from its 2,000-strong workforce.

At the time of its initial collapse in January, Blockbuster had 528 stores in the UK employing 4,190 staff.


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