Grainger Games closing a third of its shopsEmail sent to staff reveals 21 closures, website already downJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 28th March 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGrainger GamesThe situation at Grainger Games shows no signs of improving as it’s revealed one in three of the chain’s stores are shutting down.Eurogamer reports that an email was issued to 21 of the retailer’s 67 branches telling not to open this morning. While our sister site has confirmed at least one redundancy, some staff are being retained to help with the process of closing each shop. They will be paid for any hours worked until Sunday, March 31st.The affected stores include: Worksop, Northwhich, Sale, Breeston, Salford, Altrincham, Widness, Stretford, Whitley Bay, Wakefield, Castleford, Selby, Dewsbury, Hyde, Oldham, Thornaby, Huddersfield, Durham, Washington, Billingham and Chesterfield.In the email to staff, Grainger Games attributed the closures to “the ongoing issues surrounding the business’ critical financial situation.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The company is “still in discussions with potential bidders” in the hopes of finding someone to buy what remains of the business but these stores will not be part of future bids.The e-commerce side of Grainger Games also seems to have been shut down, with the website now displaying an error code. The closures follow last week’s news that a £1.3m loss in 2017 has prompted several of Grainger’s supplier credit limits to be cut.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesGrainger Games future in doubt amid UK retail turmoilUK retail chain loses supplier credit supportBy Christopher Dring 3 years agoGames Media Awards soured by sponsors Grainger GamesEurogamer scoops best website award, RPS takes best blogBy Rachel Weber 9 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. read more