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: 446

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-02-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 446
Planned Job Reductions max: 446
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 18-02-2009
Foreseen End Date: 18-02-2009
Direct Dismissals: 446

Additional Information

Zavvi, an entertainment retailer, has closed its last remaining 18 stores with the loss of all 446 jobs. The firm, which fell into administration in December 2009, has been closing stores through out 2009, and these jobs represent the end for the company.