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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