GAME breaks store closure news to staff

Retailer GAME has this week informed staff members of 19 stores that it intends to close in the coming weeks.

The move comes as part of the store closure plan outlined back in April 2010.

"You will remember that last April we announced plans to close 85 UK stores over three years, to reach 550 by the end of 2013," regional managing director for GAME Group UK, Eire, Scandinavia & Czech Republic Martyn Gibbs told MCV.

"This was part of a detailed review to ensure that our stores are in the right locations for our customers, and we have already started to move some locations accordingly. Since the statement in April 2010, we have opened or relocated 13 stores and closed 19, as well as 25 Debenhams concessions.

"This is never easy news to announce and I am fully aware of the impact of these decisions on our people. We are fully committed to finding alternative roles for those who are potentially impacted by the decisions."

In the next few weeks GAME will announce fresh details of the digital initiatives that it hopes will drive growth at the company over the coming year.

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