hmv Canada

hmv Canada

October 03, 2014 10:00 ET

hmv Canada Finds a New Home in Downtown Vancouver

New permanent hmv retail location brings entertainment back to Robson Street.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 3, 2014) - hmv Canada, the country's premiere retail destination for music and entertainment is pleased to announce its return to the heart of downtown Vancouver, with a new location on Robson Street. This new 3,000 square feet, permanent, location at 1148 Robson Street will officially open its doors on December 1, 2014.

"It has been an exciting year for us as we continue to see a significant peak in our business and we are extremely thrilled to be bringing that momentum back to busy Robson Street" said Nick Williams, President and CEO, hmv Canada. "There is a strong misconception that film and music buyers have switched to the digital form, but as evident in our results and 40% market share, the demand for physical CDs and DVDs is very strong. As Canada's top entertainment retailer it is both our pleasure and duty to deliver this experience to our customers across the country and we look forward to, once again, serving them in Vancouver."

Shoppers can continue to expect the best customer service, knowledgeable staff and the same diverse product mix including gift and collectibles, t-shirts, headphones and seasonal merchandise. hmv Canada is home to entertainment for Vancouver residents.

As always, hmv Canada continues to explore new markets and will continue to open both permanent and pop-up locations in the future and over this holiday season.

In addition, later this fall, hmv Canada will extend its offering online by once again including purchasing capability at hmv.ca.

About hmv Canada

hmv Canada's first store opened in 1986, from which it has grown to become a Canadian entertainment market leader with 110 stores from Newfoundland to British Columbia, including flagship locations in Toronto, Edmonton, and Montreal. hmv Canada is an innovator in its market, launching in 2009 hmvdigital.ca its digital music store, in 2010, the purehmv customer rewards program, which has attracted over 1.5 million paid cardholders. hmv has been named Canadian Music Retailer of the Year for the past 22 years, and has also been recognized as the Canadian Entertainment Network DVD Retailer of the Year. In July 2011, Re:Capital Canada, a subsidiary of Hilco Capital, acquired hmv Canada from the UK's HMV Group plc.

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