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http://ottawacitizen.com/business/local-business/sony-announces-it-will-close-all-sony-stores-in-canada

 

Sony Corp. will close all 14 of its Sony Stores across Canada as the company continues to struggle to reshape its business.

 

The company made the announcement on Thursday in a memo to the employees of its stores — including its Ottawa location in the Bayshore Shopping Centre — telling them that the stores will cease operations within the next two months.

 

The company confirmed the news in a statement released to The Citizen.

 

“Over the next 6 to 8 weeks we are closing our Sony Stores in Canada and will redirect all of this business through our national network of Sony retailers, our online store … as well as through our Sony-trained Telesales team,” read the statement. “Our network of Sony authorized retailers offer a full range of Sony products and will be supported by our in-store Merchandisers and Product Trainers on an ongoing basis in order to ensure that our past customers have continued access to knowledgeable Sales consultants who can support their ongoing Sony electronics needs.“

 

The company’s news came on the same day that Target announced it would be shuttering all of its retail stores in Canada.

 

Sony did not say how many jobs are affected by the decision.

 

The closure comes as Sony is struggling to reshape its business amidst years of losses. For the current fiscal year which ends in March, the company is estimating a $1.9 billion (U.S.) loss.

 

Within the last year the company sold its Vaio personal computing business and spun out its TV manufacturing operations.

 

It is now reported to be considering exiting the TV business entirely. The company is also considering options for its lacklustre cellular phone division.

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That's just the beginning many other retailers will shut their stores. Too many stores. And internet will nail the coffin for them.

Not a good day for retail!

 

http://ottawacitizen.com/business/local-business/sony-announces-it-will-close-all-sony-stores-in-canada

 

Sony Corp. will close all 14 of its Sony Stores across Canada as the company continues to struggle to reshape its business.

 

The company made the announcement on Thursday in a memo to the employees of its stores — including its Ottawa location in the Bayshore Shopping Centre — telling them that the stores will cease operations within the next two months.

 

The company confirmed the news in a statement released to The Citizen.

 

“Over the next 6 to 8 weeks we are closing our Sony Stores in Canada and will redirect all of this business through our national network of Sony retailers, our online store … as well as through our Sony-trained Telesales team,” read the statement. “Our network of Sony authorized retailers offer a full range of Sony products and will be supported by our in-store Merchandisers and Product Trainers on an ongoing basis in order to ensure that our past customers have continued access to knowledgeable Sales consultants who can support their ongoing Sony electronics needs.“

 

The company’s news came on the same day that Target announced it would be shuttering all of its retail stores in Canada.

 

Sony did not say how many jobs are affected by the decision.

 

The closure comes as Sony is struggling to reshape its business amidst years of losses. For the current fiscal year which ends in March, the company is estimating a $1.9 billion (U.S.) loss.

 

Within the last year the company sold its Vaio personal computing business and spun out its TV manufacturing operations.

 

It is now reported to be considering exiting the TV business entirely. The company is also considering options for its lacklustre cellular phone division.

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En fait je croyais que tout comme les Apple Stores, les magasins de Sony n'étaient là que pour servir de vitrine aux produits.

 

Mais comme ils délaissent les TV et les ordinateurs portables, il ne reste pas tant de produits que ça à montrer surtout que du côté téléphones intelligents et appareils photos, Sony est loin des leaders du marché.

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What is next, Samsung and Microsoft closing their stores? I wonder if we will go back to how things were in the past, catalogues and ordering over the phone [emoji14]

Le retour de distribution aux consommateurs?

 

 

Sinon pour Sony, j'ai acheté une télé d'eux il y a 8 ans et elle va toujours aussi bien.

 

Beaucoup de TVHD dans mon entourage n'ont pas eu cette longévité.

 

Cependant je ne peux pas dire que leur lecteur de disque soit aussi fiable

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Peut-être que d'autres clients ont eu une expérience semblable à la mienne.

Je cherchais un adaptateur pour brancher ma télé au système de son.

Le vendeur m'a répondu «Désolé. il est impossible de brancher une prise optique à votre vieux système analogique et il n'y a aucune manière de l'adapter. Vous devez acheter un système audio de cinéma maison complet».

Finalement, j'ai trouvé l'adaptateur chez Layton Audio. Tout fonctionne très bien.

Je ne suis jamais retourné chez Sony.

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