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Monday, 27 June 2016

HMV failure shows limits of consumer sentiment

A good feeling

Amazon and the Internet doomed the British CD and DVD retailer, which has called in administrators. There’s sadness when a brand comes to end after a century, and former customers may have had fond memories of shopping at HMV. But sentiment alone doesn’t become positive cashflow.

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