EB Games stores: Central West locations safe amid closures

CLOSING: EB Games stores in the Central West will not be closing amid the retail giant's decision to shut down 19
CLOSING: EB Games stores in the Central West will not be closing amid the retail giant's decision to shut down 19 "unprofitable" outlets. Photo: NEHA ATTRE

EB GAMES might be shutting the doors to its most "unprofitable" stores across Australia by the end of the month, but Central West workers will be safe.

The video game and entertainment software retailer has 334 stores across the country, but 19 of them will close by the end of January.

"The Bathurst, Dubbo, Goulburn, Lithgow, Mudgee, Orange and Parkes stores are not part of these closures," an EB Games spokesman said.

"Like all businesses, we are constantly evaluating our property portfolio to ensure that our stores mix is in-line with the ever changing retail landscape.

"After careful consideration we will be closing 19 unprofitable stores at the end of January."

The spokesman said where possible, staff were offered the opportunity to work in surrounding stores.

Meanwhile, the retailer will continue its push to open more large-format stores this year that "combine the power of both the EB Games and Zing Pop Culture".

"These hybrid stores, combined with our strong omni-channel offering, six million loyalty members and 300-plus locations across Australia, will see EB Games continue to be one of Australia's largest specialty retailers," the spokesman said.

There is only one Zing Pop Culture store in the Central West which is located in Bathurst.

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This story Gamers to keep playing amid EB Games' store closures first appeared on Western Advocate.