Blockbuster to close 72 stores

Blockbuster is to pull the shutters on 72 of its 264 stores next week and make almost a quarter of its workforce redundant as administrators to the collapsed film rental chain continue to look for a buyer. Joint administrator Nick O’Reilly, from Moorfields Corporate Recovery told City A.M. he had already been in contact with other retailers and supermarkets interested in buying some of the stores.