31 Music Zone retail outlets shut

Administrators from Deloitte have closed 31 of 103
Music Zone stores,
with 325 staff made redundant.

‘During the first week of trading the administrators spent a considerable
amount of time assessing the viability of the business and the difficult
decision was taken to close a number of stores. However, we have commenced a
marketing strategy to seek a buyer of the business as a going concern and
continue to work hard to achieve a positive result for Music Zone,’ said
partner and joint administrator Bill Dawson.

The music chain was
into administration
on 3 January.

It continues to operate from 72 stores across the UK, employing 775 staff,
and a number of parties have expressed an interest in the business.

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