Report: Blockbuster bankruptcy is imminent
Blockbuster Inc. plans to file for a pre-packaged bankruptcy in September. The Bankruptcy will most likely include a massive restructuring of the company including firing of the thousands of employees there and some say the company will completely convert to a “redbox / netflix ” hybrid with kiosks, mail order and streaming being their only channels.
The bankruptcy will allow them to get out of virtually all leases for their locations and allow them a “painless way” to fire all the employees.
The company has been on it’s deathbed for roughly half a decade or longer. So this doesn’t come as a surprise to many individuals. The company wiped out the advertising agency budget back in 2007
By 2009 the headlines on Tribble were stating “this company needs to fold”
By early 2010 we were stating that “blockbuster” was too big to fail. (yes we were making fun of both the company and the bailouts.)
We think it’s game over.