Game set to close stores as it calls on landlords to be 'realistic' about rents


Game has said it intends to close 40 stores across the UK unless it can renegotiate rents with landlords as it blamed a “challenging retail market”.

In a statement published today, Game said that it had served notice on 13 sites including in Mansfield, Canterbury, Watford, Glasgow Fort and Leicester and had yesterday issued notice on a further 14 sites.

These 14 further sites, including in Derby, Norwich Chapelfield, Lakeside, Bexleyheath and Carmarthen, are predominantly owned by landlords Intu and New River.

A spokesperson for the gaming retailer said it wanted to “ensure that we do not have to vacate” the 40 locations but said it needed to undertake a restructuring of its store estate and called on landlords to be “realistic” and “fair” about rents.

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