Jessops, Fopp and HMV Back From The Dead

Manchester’s Market Street store, plus Stockport and Bury branches saved

  • All 25 Fopp stores saved;
  • Jessops resurrected as online business with limited High Street presence;
  • Ashton-under-Lyne and Rochdale stores still closed.
HMV, Market Street, Manchester
Second Chance: HMV’s Market Street store, Manchester.

On the 07 February 2013, it was confirmed that 66 HMV stores would be closed by the end of March this year. A fortnight on, another 37 stores joined the list with over half of Greater Manchester’s nine stores proposed for closure. This time, only Ashton-under-Lyne’s and Rochdale’s HMVs have closed. The Bolton, Stockport and Manchester stores will remain open.

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