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All Blockbuster UK stores to close by Christmas, report claims

As many as 2,000 jobs could be lost if claims prove accurate

Every Blockbuster UK outlet is in line to be closed, MCV reports.

Blockbuster UK operations boss Dave Potter reportedly informed store managers of the company's plans this morning.


A separate source told MCV that all Blockbuster UK stores will be closed by December 20.

CVG has approached Blockbuster administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery, for clarification.

Blockbuster entered into administration for the second time this year in late October.

It was confirmed earlier this week that 72 out 264 Blockbuster UK stores are to close, resulting in 452 job losses. Should all UK stores be closed, some 2,000 jobs will be lost.

The firm's collapse reflects the struggles that brick and mortar game and film retailers face in a market increasingly driven by online content and digital downloads.

Fellow UK media retailer HMV also fell into administration in January before being acquired by Hilco in April.