Best Buy Will Shutter 50 Locations; Manalapan's Stays Open

Minnesota-based company announces 42 more permanent store closures on Saturday.

The Best Buy location in Manalapan - and others in New Jersey - are safe from the latest closures, the company announced Saturday.

 “This morning, we have confirmed the remaining 42 store locations [out of 50] that will close,” Best Buy said in a news release, indicating that it had notified all employees of the closing Best Buy stores.

“This was not an easy decision to make,” the company said. “We chose these stores carefully, and are working to ensure the impact to our employees will be as minimal as possible, while serving all customers in a convenient and satisfying way. But we also recognize the impact this news has on the people who deserve respect for the contributions they have made to our business.”

Best Buy said that it will work to help the affected employees find other positions within the company.

“If they don’t find new positions, or if they choose not to work at a different location, a transition including severance packages will be available,” the company said.

Best Buy said three of the 42 locations remained open Saturday; the rest are closed Saturday, and will reopen Sunday, April 15.

The list includes one New York store, at 117th Street in New York.

“Customers currently doing business with these stores are being contacted [Saturday],” the company said.

“We expect most of these stores will permanently close by May 12. Three additional locations are expected to permanently close later this summer,” according to the press release.

Tx April 15, 2012 at 10:40 PM
All NJ Best Buy were staying open, none were being closed on heard on the radio
Tx April 15, 2012 at 10:47 PM
I heard on the radio (Sorry)


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