Microsoft is permanently closing all but a few retail stores

Before today, Microsoft had operated a first-party physical retail presence for almost 11 years. The company had 106 stores in the US, and 10 in four other countries, including Canada and the UK. Like the Apple Store, the company’s retail chain was a way for Microsoft to highlight its latest products and the strength of…

Microsoft is permanently closing all but a few retail stores

Before today, Microsoft had operated a first-party physical retail presence for almost 11 years. The company had 106 stores in the US, and 10 in four other countries, including Canada and the UK. Like the Apple Store, the company’s retail chain was a way for Microsoft to highlight its latest products and the strength of its ecosystem.Microsoft said the decision will result in a pre-tax charge of approximately $450 million, which the company will record in its curren
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