Big-box store

  1. J&R Music World Closing

    April 09, 2014 9:04 PM EDT 27 2 k 135 11 Music and electronics retailer J&R Music and Computer World will shutter its store on Park Row in lower Manhattan Thursday after 43 years in business.  In a letter to customers on the store's website, owners Joe and Rachelle Friedma ...

  2. Latin Music's Retail Blues

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT One of the country's biggest Latin music stores faces dwindling sales, but vows to press on. In 2001, Nielsen SoundScan reported increasing sales of Latin music, much of it attributed to the genre's growing presence with mass merchants. ...

  3. Best Buy To Shutter U.K. Stores; Invests $1.3 billion In Best Buy Mobile

    November 07, 2011 11:42 AM EST U.S. retail giant Best Buy is to close all 11 of its U.K. stores by the end of the calendar year, it has been announced. The big box retailer opened its first British store in Thurrock, Essex in April 2010 (Billboard.biz, Apr. 27, 2010). A further ...

  4. Best Buy Pushes For Sub-$10 Wholesale CD Pricing With As Rackjobber

    April 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Changes are afoot at Best Buy that could have significant ramifications for the retailer's relationship with record labels. The consumer electronics chain recently chose Walmart rackjobber Anderson Merchandisers to handle all music buying and ...

  5. Borders Changes Hands In Aus, NZ

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise move, A & R Whitcoulls has bought the Australasian operations of the Borders Group. The New Zealand-listed company behind the Angus & Robertson and Whitcoulls bookselling chains had made a bid for the Australian and NZ Border ...

  6. Morissette Kicks Off NARM Conventon

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention kicked off in fine fashion in San Francisco on May 3 with a WEA showcase featuring Alanis Morissette, a sign that NARM still has star power as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Also ...

  7. Venture Firm Buys Stake In Borders U.K.

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Venture capital firm Risk Capital Partners (RCP) has acquired a majority share in Borders U.K. and Ireland, the books, music and DVD retail chain, from U.S.-based Borders Group. The deal values the U.K.-Irish company at more than £75 million ($151 ...

  8. U.K. Retail Empire Strikes Back Against Slump

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a year of store closures and slumping sales, U.K. music retail is attempting to stave off meltdown with a host of new in-store initiatives. The long, wet summer has seen some seismic shifts in the market, with the traditionally buoyant album ...

  9. Virgin To Close Two Stores, Open One

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America will close two superstores and open one new specialty store. The new store is a 3,000 square-foot specialty store at the Hollywood Bowl next month. At about the same time, VEGNA will close its Chicago and S ...

  10. Borders Moves Into Ireland

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Superstore outlet opens Oct. 27. Borders Group Inc., the music, books and movie retailer, is to open its first superstore outlet in the Republic of Ireland on Oct. 27. The 22,000-square-feet superstore, in the suburb of Blanchardstown, near the ce ...

  11. Borders Starts Business In Ireland

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST First superstore to open in Dublin this autumn. First superstore to open in Dublin this autumn. News ...

  12. Borders Starts Business In Ireland

    March 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.S.-based books and entertainment retailer Borders Group will open its first store in the Republic of Ireland this autumn. The 20,000-square-foot two-story superstore in the country's capital Dublin U.S.-based books and entertainment retaile ...

  13. Virgin Megastores Japan Changes Hands

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based Culture Convenience Club, which operates the 1,158-store Tsutaya music and video retail/rental chain, is buying Virgin Megastores Japan from department-store operator Marui. VMJ has 22 sto Tokyo-based Culture Convenience Club, which op ...

  14. Retail Track

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The latest developments in the class-action lawsuit against several big box stores and the major labels. Read Ed Christman's column. The latest developments in the class-action lawsuit against several big box stores and the major labels. Read ...

  15. Retail Track

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The latest developments in the class-action lawsuit against several big box stores and the major labels. Read Ed Christman's column. The latest developments in the class-action lawsuit against several big box stores and the major labels. Read ...

  16. Retail Track

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The latest developments in the class-action lawsuit against several big box stores and the major labels. Read Ed Christman's column. The latest developments in the class-action lawsuit against several big box stores and the major labels. Read ...