With reports suggesting that administrator KPMG has set a deadline of Tuesday for bids for HMV, representatives from distributor trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) have voiced support for the specialist retailer.
The UK’s leading grocers are exploring ways to maximise the home entertainment drafting opportunity around tentpole theatrical releases and the arrival of major TV shows, writes Christopher Barrett.
Amid negative headlines for the high street, supermarkets have painted a brighter picture, posting record sales of £29.3 billion over the Christmas trading period, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
The word is that KPMG had almost-instant interest in HMV once the news that the retailer had entered administration emerged.
All-conquering musical The Greatest Showman has nudged Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again off the top spot on this week’s Official Film Chart.