A further 17 stores at the music and DVD retailer Zavvi have been closed with immediate effect, at a cost of 242 jobs.
Administrators Ernst & Young said the chain’s 31 remaining stores would stay open as it continues attempts to find a buyer.
The latest cuts mean 72 Zavvi stores around the UK have closed since the company went into administration on Christmas Day, with 1,068 jobs being lost.
The company, formerly Virgin Megastore, has suffered since the collapse of Woolworths.
Zavvi relied on Woolworths' distribution branch Entertainment UK (EUK) to deliver its CDs, DVDs and video games.
The company stopped deliveries and online trading last November after the long-established high street store collapsed.