HMV has terminated the service station trial that it launched in April last year.

The retailer said it felt there were “better opportunities that we could pursue elsewhere”.

HMV said at the time it felt that service stations were an “interesting, low-risk opportunity worth exploring”. The store was located in a service station at the Stanford Intersection on the M20 motorway.

HMV already operates outlets in airports and train stations.

Separately, HMV has opened the store in Manchester’s Arndale Centre that Head Entertainment– run by former Zavvi managing director Simon Douglas – had previously said it would open. HMV now has three stores in Manchester.