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Blockbuster in Kidderminster to close
12:41pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in Local
BLOCKBUSTER in Kidderminster is among a further 164 stores set to close after the company went into adminstration in January.
A spokesman for administrators Deloitte said the Crossley Retail Park store is on the latest list of store closures but the number of jobs at risk could not be specified.
Roughly five people work in each DVD rental store and staff affected in the closing stores will be facing redundancy.
Blockbuster in Stourport High Street was on the first list of 129 store closures announced in January.
Closing stores will remain open for business as usual and customers will be notified in advance of closure so that they can return their outstanding rental items beforehand.
Lee Manning, Joint Administrator, said: “We have continued to review the performance of individual stores since our appointment a month ago and have concluded that further closures are necessary in order to restructure the Company for sale.
“We are in discussions with a number of parties interested in purchasing all or parts of the business and will update on progress in due course.”