Future Shop closing all Canadian stores

Written on:March 31, 2015
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Source: BC Daily Buzz

Future Shop will permanently shut down 66 stores in Canada, and will transfer 65 to Best Buy. The move will sacrifice 1,500 jobs and is a major development in the country’s obviously weak and weakening big box retail scene.

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