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Bose is closing ALL retail stores in US, Australia, Europe and Japan

119 stores and hundreds of employees get lost in the Bose retail shake up.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Wed, Jan 15 2020 11:36 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Bose has announced some rather large news for its retail dominance in major markets globally, with the audio-focused company announcing it will be closing retail stores in multiple countries.

Bose is closing ALL retail stores in US, Australia, Europe and Japan | TweakTown.com

Bose will be closing its retail storefronts in the US, Australia, Europe and Japan which will see a total of 119 stores closing and hundreds of jobs slashed. It's a big shock considering Bose first opened its first physical store in 1993, and has continued to spread its audio retail goodness across the world since.

The retail stores have been the perfect way to display and show off their audio products like headphones and speakers, especially Bose's iconic noise-cancellation headphones. Recently, Bose has been pushing into smart speakers, earbuds, sunglasses, and other products.

Colette Burke, Bose's Vice President of Global Sales, explained: "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. 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".

Going forward, Bose will continue to sell its products on its own website as well as Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Apple stores and other third-party retailers.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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