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Blockbuster Joins UK Retail Casualty List And Calls In The Administrators

Posted at 7:03AM Thursday 17 Jan 2013

The Blockbuster video rental chain became the third major high street casualty in a week on Wednesday, collapsing into administration and taking the total number of retail jobs at risk to 10,000.

The demise of Blockbuster's UK arm, which began in 1989 with a single shop on Walworth Road in south-east London, comes after the collapse of the music store HMV and camera specialist Jessops, and adds 4,190 workers to those who face losing their jobs.

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