HMV to launch 'next generation' store

MUSIC, film and games retailer HMV officially opens a store in the new Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds next week. The 4,000sq ft shop will be laid out in HMV's “next generation” style, and will include innovative screen projector technology in the main window.

MUSIC, film and games retailer HMV officially opens a store in the new Arc shopping centre in Bury St Edmunds next Thursday.

The 4,000sq ft shop will be laid out in HMV's “next generation” style, and will include innovative screen projector technology in the main window.

It will stock a choice of around 6,500 CDs across all genres, including rock & pop and urban & dance as well as classical and other speciality music categories such as folk and jazz.

It will also include an extensive range of 5,000 titles on Blu-Ray and DVD - including box set collections from film and TV. A children's section will include pre-school and Disney releases.


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Multi-platform player gaming pods and demonstration units will be available to customers to allow them to try out games. Customers will be able to trade in old games for credits towards the purchase of new games releases or other products stocked in the store.

Personal and home technology products such as the iPod players and accessories will also feature, along with popular culture books, magazines, posters, calendars, T-shirts and other artist merchandising.

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The new store will be managed by Simon Finbow, who will lead a 12-strong team drawn from the local area.

“Judging by the reaction we've been getting, it's fair to say the town has been crying out for a specialist music, film and games store, and I am delighted that HMV can now cater to this demand,” he said.

“Our staff are passionate about the titles we stock, and are committed to providing shoppers with the best possible service in a fun and engaging store environment. We're all really looking forward to opening our doors and meeting our customers for the first time.”

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