Interview: HMV boss vows return to profit as Birmingham superstore unveiled


Nine months after being bought out of administration, HMV’s new boss Doug Putman talks to Retail Week about its newest store opening in Birmingham today.

At 25,000 sq ft, HMV’s new concept-store The Vault is its largest store to date and Europe’s biggest music and entertainment retail space.

Full to the brim with 100,000 vinyl records and CDs and 60,000 DVD titles to choose from, it’s a cratedigger’s dream. The Birmingham store also boasts a music library offering 7,000 music-related books alongside music-inspired fashion and merchandise.

This weekend, customers will also be treated to performances by former One Direction member Liam Payne and X Factor winner James Arthur on the dedicated in-store stage.

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