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Chiusi 277 negozi di Game
Tra Gamestation e Game sono stati persi 2.144 posti di lavoro in UK
Dei 609 negozi britannici della catena Game (che include anche l’insegna Gamestation), 277 sono stati chiusi, tra cui quasi tutti quelli situati in Irlanda, a causa della gravissima crisi economica che la catena sta vivendo. MCV ha riportato la lista completa dei punti vendita chiusi, per un totale di 2.144 licenziamenti, specificando che se non si troverà al più presto un possibile acquirente altre chiusure potranno verificarsi.
GAME suspends shares as it says no equity is left in the groupUK entertainment retailer GAME has suspended its shares from trading on the London Stock Exchange as its financial situation worsens. The company issued a statement in which it said: “The Board now considers itself to be unable to assess the business’ financial position and is of the opinion that there is no equity value left in the group.” The company and its lenders will now be hoping that a bidder comes forward for its business, which comprises more than 1,300 stores including approximately 600 in the UK.
Fonte: Planet Retail
GAME on the brink of administrationUK-based GAME’s troubles have worsened as the group admits that it has not been possible to source new products from a number of suppliers. According to MCV, the entertainment retailer told senior members of its management team over the weekend that it has approximately two weeks to turn around its fortunes or face administration. In the meantime, the company is reducing prices and continuing discussions with companies interested in its overseas operations.
GAME issued the following statement: “Further to GAME’s announcement of 29 February 2012 and recent press speculation, the group confirms that it remains in discussions with its suppliers and lenders in relation to terms of trade that allow the business to operate within the facility provided by its banking syndicate, as announced on 3 February 2012, and to meet its revised strategic plan. While these discussions are on-going, it has not been possible to source new products from a number of suppliers. The Board of GAME is working actively to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. This includes on-going discussions with suppliers, seeking access to the original facility or alternative sources of funding and reviewing the position of all of its assets in the UK and international territories. It is uncertain whether any of the solutions currently being explored by the Board will be successful or will result in any value being attributed to the shares of the company.”Fonte: Planet Retail