HMV is poised to axe hundreds more staff a week after it was bought out of administration by restructuring firm Hilco. 

Staff at the beleaguered entertainment retailer were yesterday told that cashiers would be cut from all store locations “outside the top 30 turnover stores”.

In addition, supervisors outside of the top 20 branches will face redundancy, while heads at the loss prevention department may also be cut, according to The Sun.

Hilco bought 141 stores last week, saving up to 2,500 jobs. 

It was unavailable for comment but sources claimed hundreds of jobs were at risk.

In a memo to staff, HMV said: “We need to look to the future and ensure that our current cost structure is fit for purpose, reflecting future trading forecasts, and meets the changing needs of the store estate.”

HMV collapsed into administration in January. Almost 100 stores have closed.