Looks Like Sunrise / HMV are taking over the remnants of FYE including Secondspin

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Antenociticus, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. Antenociticus

    Antenociticus Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Earlier this week I was working in North Carolina and visited Manifest Discs in Charlotte. A store I highly recommend BTW.
    In talkingwith the guys at the desk, I was told that the store was being taken over by HMV. As an expat Brit I'm obviously very familiar with HMV and their recent tribulations.
    I did a little Googling and found this

    HMV owner Sunrise buys US retail chain FYE

    The story backs up what I was told: it looks like Sunrise are making a play for worldwide domination. While I'm obviously glad to see stores and jobs saved, it does seem like a monopoly is being set up here.
     
  2. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    Have their efforts been successful in Canada and UK, or are they achieving worldwide domination over a market the size of an ant farm?
     
  3. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denver
    They have my sympathy.
     
  4. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Forum Resident

    Location:
    United States
    So is this the end of TWEC then, or do they have other stores?
     
  5. Defdum&blind

    Defdum&blind Forum Resident

    Sunrise took over an HMV location in a large mall here in Mississauga (just west of Toronto) but closed it down. The couple of times I was there the store was nearly empty of customers. I am primarily a record buyer and oddly for a Sunrise outlet there wasn't as much vinyl and left empty handed. That was first for me. It's now a video arcade.

    I have not been to any of the other Sunrise locations in some time so I can't comment on selection and the amount of customers.
     
  6. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Forum Resident

    Location:
    United States
    Looks like SecondSpin is winding down.

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