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Can RadioShack Make a Comeback?

RadioShack has a had tough go of it in recent years. It has tried various times to reinvent itself; and it is doing so again now. Its repositioning message was humorously unveiled during last week’s Super Bowl. But, there are … Continue reading

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Can RadioShack Be the “Neighborhood Technology Playground”?

RadioShack has been struggling for a while — due to competition from online retailers and discounters such as Wal-Mart. So, it is trying another remake as it moves away from its recent “The Shack” theme. Will THIS work? As Natalie … Continue reading

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RadioShack: Mobile Store Locators at Work

In 2011, RadioShack decided to launch a mobile site. The customer response to this effort has been quite strong. Susan Kuchinskas, writing for ClickZ, notes that: “RadioShack launched its mobile site to make it easier for shoppers to quickly find products … Continue reading

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Retailers Predicted to Close the Most Stores in 2013

Even though the economy has been looking brighter, a number of retailers remain in a precarious position. According to Douglas A. McIntyre, Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess, and Michael B. Sauter (writing for 24/7 Wall), 8 retailers are likely to close … Continue reading

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2013 May Be a Make or Break Year for Some Long-Time Retailers

Best Buy, J.C. Penney, RadioShack, and Sears are among the best-known retailers that have faced tough times recently. Will 2013 be the year they regain their popularity — or the year when then decline even further? As today’s Wall Street … Continue reading

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