Uncertain future for HMV and Waterstone’s stores

NO DECISION has been made on the future of Boston’s HMV and Waterstone’s stores.

This is the message from HMV Group after announcing it plans to close about 60 of its sites across the chain during 2011 following a sales slump.

A spokesman for the group said it would be looking at stores that may not be trading as profitably as it would like, adding that ‘in many cases’ this would likely be in areas where it had multiple outlets in close proximitiy to each other.