Bose is Closing All Its Stores in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia

Bose is Closing All Its Stores in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia

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Bose has announced that it will close all its retail stores in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia over the next few months.

The company says it's made the decision to shut down it many of its physical locations due to the popularity of online shopping.

You can read the full statement from Bose below...

Given the dramatic shift to online shopping in specific markets, Bose plans to close its remaining 119 retail stores across North America, Europe, Japan and Australia over the next several months. In other parts of the world, Bose stores will remain open, including approximately 130 stores located in Greater China and the United Arab Emirates; and additional stores in India, Southeast Asia, and South Korea.

In 1993, Bose opened its first store in the United States to provide personal, private demonstrations for Wave music systems and Lifestyle home theater systems. As smartphones changed the industry, the company’s focus turned to mobile, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi solutions. Today, Bose noise-cancelling headphones, truly wireless sport earbuds, portable speakers, and smart speakers are increasingly purchased through e-commerce, including; and Bose is a larger multi-national company, with a localized mix of channels tailored for a country or region.

“Originally, our retail stores gave people a way to experience, test, and talk to us about multi-component, CD and DVD-based home entertainment systems,” said Colette Burke, vice president of Global Sales, Bose Corporation. “At the time, it was a radical idea, but we focused on what our customers needed, and where they needed it – and we’re doing the same thing now. It’s still difficult, because the decision impacts some of our amazing store teams who make us proud every day. They take care of every person who walks through our doors – whether that’s helping with a problem, giving expert advice, or just letting someone take a break and listen to great music. Over the years, they’ve set the standard for customer service. And everyone at Bose is grateful.”

Bose will be offering outplacement assistance and severance to affected employees. Additional details, including the number of employees affected, will remain private.

Have you shopped at a local Bose store recently? Let us know what you think of the closures in the comments!

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Bose is Closing All Its Stores in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia

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GadgetMan - January 17, 2020 at 2:09am
Well we had to go into to the stores to use the Bose Credit Card are they going to allow us to the Bose Credit Card on their website/online orders?
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