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FutureShop- All Stores Closed Immediately
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on...e23677084/

Effective immediately.   Some will be re-branded Best Buy.    

Another one bites the dust. 
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(03-28-2015, 10:36 AM)rickhd Wrote: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on...e23677084/

Effective immediately.   Some will be re-branded Best Buy.    

Another one bites the dust. 

A bit misleading. They're not biting the dust. They're consolidating. Only about half of existing FS stores are closing permanently. Presumably these are mostly the ones that are near existing BB stores. That never made a lot of sense since the inventory and prices were essentially identical.

But for the other half it will soon be business as usual under a blue and yellow banner instead of a red and white one.

See also: http://www.futureshop.ca/ 
Quote:What’s happening?


Best Buy and Future Shop are consolidating as Best Buy. This means all of the products, services and features you have come to expect from Future Shop and FutureShop.ca will now be available at Best Buy and BestBuy.ca.

Many of our Future Shop stores will be renovated and rebranded as Best Buy stores. These stores will be temporarily closed until April 4th. Some Future Shop stores that are located in close proximity to an existing Best Buy store will be permanently closed as of March 28th. Visit our store locator at BestBuy.ca for details on the stores nearest you.
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#3
We've all basically known this was coming one day, ever since the merger.

Finally, the madness will end:

   
(Merivale Rd, nepean)
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#4
I hope the Waterloo location remains. It was convenient.
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(03-28-2015, 12:42 PM)Drake Wrote: I hope the Waterloo location remains. It was convenient.

570news reports that the Waterloo location will be re-branded.
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#6
They are only getting rid of the Future Shops which are located close to a Best Buy which makes sense. It's just sad to see another 1,500 people jobless.
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#7
Thank you Panamaniac. As usual you are on top of things. I nominate you our chief intelligence gatherer/rumour spy/ etc
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(03-28-2015, 02:51 PM)Drake Wrote: Thank you Panamaniac. As usual you are on top of things. I nominate you our chief intelligence gatherer/rumour spy/ etc

I'm especially fond of rumours, but I try to restrain myself! 
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#9
Sunrise is not reopening, it definitely wasn't right beside another location.
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(03-28-2015, 03:33 PM)neonjoe Wrote: Sunrise is not reopening, it definitely wasn't right beside another location.

That one always seemed lost in the middle of the Sunrise Centre, to me.   I went in a few times, but never had a sense of how busy it was. 
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