Newport and Cwmbran stores hit as HMV goes into administration

South Wales Argus: Newport and Cwmbran stores hit as HMV goes into administration Newport and Cwmbran stores hit as HMV goes into administration

MUSIC store HMV is appointing an administrator, thousands of jobs at risk across the UK.

The chain, which has shops in Newport and Cwmbran, will appoint Deloitte to keep its 239 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland open while it assesses the business and looks for any possible buyers.

The company employs around 4,350 people.

- Do you work at HMV in Cwmbran or Newport? Call the Argus newsdesk on 01633 777 226.

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9:29am Tue 15 Jan 13

Mr Angry says...

First IDS came for the Public Sector Workers,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Public Sector Worker.

Then IDS came for the unemployed,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't unemployed.

Then IDs came for the low paid,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't paid.

Then IDS came for me, the private sector and there was no one left to speak for me.
First IDS came for the Public Sector Workers, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Public Sector Worker. Then IDS came for the unemployed, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't unemployed. Then IDs came for the low paid, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't paid. Then IDS came for me, the private sector and there was no one left to speak for me. Mr Angry

9:35am Tue 15 Jan 13

Severn40 says...

I do hope HMV survives in one form or another. One positive of physical music and film retailing is the ability to browse freely and come across something unexpected and surprising. You don't get that with online retailing.
I do hope HMV survives in one form or another. One positive of physical music and film retailing is the ability to browse freely and come across something unexpected and surprising. You don't get that with online retailing. Severn40

9:44am Tue 15 Jan 13

rhinestine says...

HMV are quite expensive, but also have some good deals, will be very sad to see them go.

Another nail in the coffin of our once "Great Britain"
HMV are quite expensive, but also have some good deals, will be very sad to see them go. Another nail in the coffin of our once "Great Britain" rhinestine

12:00pm Tue 15 Jan 13

sperduti says...

oh dear another empty shop and right by marks and sparks too after tomorrow another empty shop!!! good job newport citizens have got cwmbran and cardiff to shop then!! shame on you for letting newport go from bad to worse!! who ever is responsible!! and the car parking charges here too such a shambles !!
oh dear another empty shop and right by marks and sparks too after tomorrow another empty shop!!! good job newport citizens have got cwmbran and cardiff to shop then!! shame on you for letting newport go from bad to worse!! who ever is responsible!! and the car parking charges here too such a shambles !! sperduti

3:25pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Owain Vaughan says...

Of course - people that can no longer shop in HMV because the company is wound up can go and shop in HMV in Cwmbran or Cardiff can't they? Such ill-informed ranting really makes me question the future of humankind.
Of course - people that can no longer shop in HMV because the company is wound up can go and shop in HMV in Cwmbran or Cardiff can't they? Such ill-informed ranting really makes me question the future of humankind. Owain Vaughan

3:34pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Mr Angry says...

Still it 4350 more 'Shirkers' for Mr Duncan Smith to vilify and demonise, together with the Honda workers and Jessops - old Duncan Smith must think its his birthday
Still it 4350 more 'Shirkers' for Mr Duncan Smith to vilify and demonise, together with the Honda workers and Jessops - old Duncan Smith must think its his birthday Mr Angry

3:52pm Tue 15 Jan 13

mondo75 says...

DVDRIP
DVDRIP mondo75

7:19pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Dave on his Soapbox says...

...another retailer who didn't move quickly enough for the changing high street that's moving to on-line and into the large supermarkets.....
If they'd adapted and built on the 'hands on shop browsing' fraternity.....and incorporated a coffee shop where people could meet...listen to music...and browse...they may have survived....there's an increasing group of older retired people who want to socialise along with shopping....instead of following the old model of the high street.....retailers need to 'think outside the box'....and that includes the council..who still have a blinkered idea of a city centre.
...another retailer who didn't move quickly enough for the changing high street that's moving to on-line and into the large supermarkets..... If they'd adapted and built on the 'hands on shop browsing' fraternity.....and incorporated a coffee shop where people could meet...listen to music...and browse...they may have survived....there's an increasing group of older retired people who want to socialise along with shopping....instead of following the old model of the high street.....retailers need to 'think outside the box'....and that includes the council..who still have a blinkered idea of a city centre. Dave on his Soapbox

7:38pm Tue 15 Jan 13

pwharley says...

I take it that broken window will now go unrepaired?
I take it that broken window will now go unrepaired? pwharley

7:39pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Slider02 says...

Well as they have a rep of selling way over priced dvd`s & cd`s etc - why am i not shocked by this ?
Well as they have a rep of selling way over priced dvd`s & cd`s etc - why am i not shocked by this ? Slider02

8:03pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Robindabank says...

Hope they get sold as a going concern, staff in the Cwmbran shop are excellent.
Hope they get sold as a going concern, staff in the Cwmbran shop are excellent. Robindabank

8:10pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Mervyn James says...

Today there was a protester outside with a placard claming HMV owed him £50 and refused to pay him. I gather he had saved vouchers and read a notice saying they were worthless on the HMV window.
Today there was a protester outside with a placard claming HMV owed him £50 and refused to pay him. I gather he had saved vouchers and read a notice saying they were worthless on the HMV window. Mervyn James

10:17pm Tue 15 Jan 13

ccc49 says...

mondo75 wrote:
DVDRIP
I fully agree. The old model of shopping has changed and retailers have to wake up to that fact. if they want to survive they have to come up with new ways to attract shoppers into the High Street
[quote][p][bold]mondo75[/bold] wrote: DVDRIP[/p][/quote]I fully agree. The old model of shopping has changed and retailers have to wake up to that fact. if they want to survive they have to come up with new ways to attract shoppers into the High Street ccc49

10:18pm Tue 15 Jan 13

brainfreeze says...

Obviously feel sorry for the workers but some of us will never forget how virgin/hmv used to charge £20 for a DVD when they had a monopoly on the high street.

To quote a film "paybacks a **** ain't it"
Obviously feel sorry for the workers but some of us will never forget how virgin/hmv used to charge £20 for a DVD when they had a monopoly on the high street. To quote a film "paybacks a **** ain't it" brainfreeze

10:21pm Tue 15 Jan 13

ccc49 says...

Dave on his Soapbox wrote:
...another retailer who didn't move quickly enough for the changing high street that's moving to on-line and into the large supermarkets.....
If they'd adapted and built on the 'hands on shop browsing' fraternity.....and incorporated a coffee shop where people could meet...listen to music...and browse...they may have survived....there's an increasing group of older retired people who want to socialise along with shopping....instead of following the old model of the high street.....retailers need to 'think outside the box'....and that includes the council..who still have a blinkered idea of a city centre.
This is the quote I meant to support not the previous one. (Old age soon catches up)
[quote][p][bold]Dave on his Soapbox[/bold] wrote: ...another retailer who didn't move quickly enough for the changing high street that's moving to on-line and into the large supermarkets..... If they'd adapted and built on the 'hands on shop browsing' fraternity.....and incorporated a coffee shop where people could meet...listen to music...and browse...they may have survived....there's an increasing group of older retired people who want to socialise along with shopping....instead of following the old model of the high street.....retailers need to 'think outside the box'....and that includes the council..who still have a blinkered idea of a city centre.[/p][/quote]This is the quote I meant to support not the previous one. (Old age soon catches up) ccc49

4:13pm Wed 16 Jan 13

let em swing says...

They have been in trouble for years, and only survived by borrowing more, the guy with the placard has a point as they were still selling vouchers 1 day before administration, shut them down they are no longer viable.
They have been in trouble for years, and only survived by borrowing more, the guy with the placard has a point as they were still selling vouchers 1 day before administration, shut them down they are no longer viable. let em swing

5:25pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Newportlad says...

Blockbuster also added to the casualty list ... This is all down to the Internet !
Blockbuster also added to the casualty list ... This is all down to the Internet ! Newportlad

8:27pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Dave on his Soapbox says...

.....there's another idea.....have an internet cafe....where not computer literate or broadband enabled preople/customers are assisted to search and find the goods cheaper on line.....but instead of having the goods sent home....when they'd have to hope they're in...the good as sent and held at the internet cafe....where the purchaser can met with up and pick up their goods
.....there's another idea.....have an internet cafe....where not computer literate or broadband enabled preople/customers are assisted to search and find the goods cheaper on line.....but instead of having the goods sent home....when they'd have to hope they're in...the good as sent and held at the internet cafe....where the purchaser can met with up and pick up their goods Dave on his Soapbox

12:57pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Gw Ent says...

Gwent does not exist. It was a failed local government experiment. Born 1974 to universal hatred. Died 1996 - SIXTEEN YEARS AGO!
Gwent does not exist. It was a failed local government experiment. Born 1974 to universal hatred. Died 1996 - SIXTEEN YEARS AGO! Gw Ent

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