Superfi Closes Final 6 Stores
For every HMV that’s saved, there’s a Superfi that’s lost.
Audio-visual specialist chain, Superfi, used to have a reasonable High Street presence. Now its last 6 UK stores are understood to have closed permanently.Superfi, an established audio-visual specialist retailer is the latest outlet to have succumbed to harsh High Street trading realities. Whilst not a particularly well-known name outside of enthusiast circles, its loss will still be a blow in the six cities it remained present in.
In an email to its suppliers, Superfi said, "we have filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator to the business on 5th February," It goes on to say that all existing stock has been transferred to the firm's central warehouse.
The retailer’s branches in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Derby and Lincoln all appear to have been affected.
High Street trading has proved an insurmountable challenge for many UK stores and as customers become more guarded about their luxury spending, so too are retailers having to deal with the consequences of this spending squeeze
Superfi's website was still active at the time of writing but a final check before publishing has revealed that the website has just become unavailable and attempts to contact the stores by telephone failed to ring through.
Let’s hope an HMV style resurrection can be performed to re-open the shops, keep staff employed and provide a continued purchase environment for customers.
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