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Zavvi saga over – 446 more job losses

By on February 18, 2009

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: