EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Number Employed: 2500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-01-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 353
Planned Job Reductions max: 353
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 14-01-2009
Foreseen End Date: 14-01-2009
Direct Dismissals: 353

Additional Information

Zavvi, an entertainment retailer, has announced 353 redundancies across the UK. The firm went into administration in late December 2009, and the decision has been taken to close a further 18 stores with immediate effect. The firm employed 2,500 people across 125 stores.