GAME: Digital impacting store count

Execs admit multi-channel shape of modern retail is tied to decision to shut outlets.

It's been a tough morning for GAME. Profits have been falling, execs have been departing, and now the interim management team has had to defend its decision to expand upon its store closure plans – the end result of which will mean the end of an additional 127 outlets.

When asked by MCV if the rise of digital distribution will continue to impact on bricks and mortar retail, interim CEO Christopher Bell responded: "It is always difficult to see – I think it would be crass to say that there will not be some impact, because that is just reality.

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