HMV chairman learning from independent record shops to improve the chain

Plans include in-store performances, better stock and an increase in Fopp stores nationwide

HMV to return to flagship store on Oxford Street

The retailer has also hired former Vodaphone executive James Coughlan to lead its digital launch in October

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley buys HMV’s Oxford Street shop

Ashley's Sports Direct group strikes deal to take the lease on 60,000 sq ft site

HMV to return to its Oxford Street flagship store

The retailer is reportedly in negotiations to move back into the London location, which is currently owned by Footlocker

HMV expected to begin relaunch with new jobs announcement this week

The retailer is likely to launch a new website and streaming service

HMV could return to Ireland thanks to rescue package

Up to six stores in Ireland could re-open if negotiations with landlords are successful

HMV and Fopp branches sold to Hilco in new rescue package, saving 141 stores

The sale of T-shirts and other merchandise is expected to be at the core of a revival plan for the collapsed high street music retailer

132 branches of HMV saved in £50 million rescue package

Over 2,500 jobs saved in new deal by Hilco

All HMV stores to be sold by March 25

Administrator Deloitte wants to sell the business to a new investor before the quarterly rent bill on remaining stores is due

HMV administrators receive four offers to buy Fopp

However, Hilco also close to announcing deal that will see it 'cherry-pick' just a few of the cut price music stores