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Redefining the record store: Could it be third time lucky for HMV?

After a grim decade for UK-based music and film retailer HMV, the brand celebrated its 100th anniversary last week with a much more positive outlook, announcing 10 new store openings this year.  Canadian music retail executive Doug Putman, who saved the brand in 2019 after it fell into administration for the second time, is leading the return to the high street, buoyed by a firm belief in the power of physical retail.  “People obviously love going out shopping, they like touching