HMV to reopen Swindon store

THE return of HMV to the High Street could spark a turn-around in fortunes for Swindon’s town centre.

The music chain closed its doors in March this year after it was identified as one of 36 less profitable stores around the country by administrators who blamed poor sales on competition from online retailers.

When the store closed 16 permanent staff were made redundant but the company will be in contact with them to help fill the 12 new roles that the store will create.

The store, in Regent Street, will reopen on Thursday, August 22, on just one sales floor, instead of the three it previously traded on.

A spokesman for HMV said: “We are delighted to be reopening the HMV store in Swindon .

“HMV Swindon has always been a valued store within the HMV estate and it was extremely disappointing when the administrators took the decision to close the store earlier in the year.

“The staff and management at the store look forward, once again, to providing their customers with the best music, film and games retail experience.

Read the full story here on the Swindon Advertiser’s website (Thanks to Positive News for the lead…)}