Deathwatch - Zavvi finally dead and buried
It's taken two months, but Zavvi is about to be led off to the knacker's yard and pushed off a conveyor belt into an industrial mincer. 19 of the stores have been bought by HMV, another five by a former chief executive of Zavvi; the rest of the 125 stores will be shut.
There's still hope for a further three store in Bristol and Cardiff - a sorry number compared to the 125 operating across the UK and Ireland before December 24th.
The flagship store on London's Oxford Street will be closed down by Friday, as will another 17 stores across the country. The stores that have been bought will not continue to carry the Zavvi brand, meaning an end to a high street name that lasted barely a year. At its height, Zavvi employed 2,300 staff; 446 employees will be jobless within the next three days.