Supermarkets eat into indies market

Cardew, Ben
March 2006
Music Week;3/4/2006, Issue 9, p5
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decrease on the sales of renowned indie retailer Massive Records as a new study on the tightening grip of the supermarkets on the compact disc market is on the way. Joanna Massive, owner of the British store, blamed a declining vinyl market and tough trading conditions. She said that the market decreased so drastically that is impossible to afford the rent in their prime locations. Despite the decrease, Piccadilly Records Manager Tim Roach still believes that independent record stores will boom.


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