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Zavvi saga over – 446 more job losses

By on February 18, 2009
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The administration of Zavvi is finally over.

MCV reports that the last Zavvi stores on the High Street will shut next week. There have been some rescues:

  • Five stores sold to Head Entertainment, a new venture from former senior executives at Zavvi
  • A further five stores sold to HMV, raising the total to 19 (subject to clearance from the Competition Commission)
  • In total, the administrator claims to have saved 629 jobs.

446 more jobs added to the Job Loss Tracker.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com