Since HMV snapped up a few Fopp stores, and the brand, Gennaro's empire extends to that chain, too, and he's on hand to outline HMV's cautious expansion plans:
"Just recently we opened a new Fopp store in Bristol, a city where Fopp had operated successfully in the past.
"As and when the appropriate sites in the appropriate locations become available we will consider opening new Fopp branches.
"We don't want to have a rapid expansion plan only to have it all fall down again.We would rather allow an organic growth to take place.
"That is how Fopp grew initially and became successful," he added.
The big idea, though, is - yes, really - digital download booths:
"We are particularly mindful of what Fopp customers want and demand.
"If they tell us they would like to see download kiosks in stores then that would be something we would definitely consider for the future."
These were non-starters when they were competing with staying at home and downloading music; now that more and more people are able to download music onto their handhelds and mobiles while on the move, it's even harder to see why anyone would want to go to a shop to download music onto "a memory stick, which they can then transfer to a PC, mobile phone or MP3 player".
The Scotsman On Sunday adds:
There already is facilities to allow that to happen. It's called wi-fi. It's great to see HMV investing in Fopp, but why would they waste money building in obsolete technology?