Post Number: 315
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 7:43 am: || |
Sadly the UK music and DVD chain Zavvi (was Virgin) has called in the administrators!
I really hope a buyer can be found, otherwise the only major music chain we'll have left in the UK will be HMV.
Not cheery news for Christmas!
Post Number: 206
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 9:38 am: || |
I think Zavvi has close links or part owned by Woolworths, who will have also ceased trading by the beginning of January.
sad time though for all the staff involved.
Post Number: 2210
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - 9:49 am: || |
Hello all ..
My understanding is that Zavvi were using one of Woolworths subsidiaries as their main supplier and therefore when Woolworths went into administration last month they found they were having difficulties getting new stock and missed out on the pre-Christmas shopping spree as a lot of new releases just were not in stock.
I would imagine that the chain itself is quite viable, once new suppliers and owners are found .. but then I do tend to be optimistic in such matters.
Meanwhile, my local Woolworths is now virtually devoid of anything apart from "Two size" toasters, Glass Teapots and Leyton Orient 2009 calendars!! And they have even started to sell the fixtures and fittings.
Sad times indeed.
The Valley (thevalley)
Post Number: 12
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 12:56 pm: || |
It's truly a disgrace. I hated the name but it's a bad sign that they might close in the end. How long with HMV last? My favorite past time in London was spending nights browsing everything