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GAME confirms store rationalisation programme

Video games retailer to close 40 stores throughout the UK.

Video games retailer GAME has confirmed it will be closing 40 stores throughout the UK.

To date 13 sites have had notice served including existing GAME sites in Mansfield, Canterbury, Watford, Glasgow Fort and Leicester.

Notice was served on Wednesday January 8 on a further 14 sites impacting outlets owned mostly by Intu and New River. The sites include Derby, Norwich Chapelfield, Lakeside, Bexleyheath and Carmarthen.

Notice on additional sites will be served in the near future.

A spokesperson for GAME stated: “We are working closely with landlords throughout the UK to ensure that we do not have to vacate the 40 locations which could lead to a number of job losses.

“However, we are facing a challenging retail market and GAME with its extensive retail footprint, needs to restructure and landlords need to work with us in setting realistic, fair rents.”

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