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RadioShack to Open over 100 New Express Locations Nationwide


RadioShack Announces Key Partnership with HobbyTown

RadioShack Keen to Serve the Hobby and DIY Communities

From humble beginnings in Boston in 1921, over the past 97 years
RadioShack established itself as a globally recognized leader and the
go-to retailer for consumer electronics. RadioShack has always been
known for having answers to the American public's technology and
electronics questions. "You've got questions, we've got answers."

Recently, RadioShack refocused its efforts on both its ecommerce
platform and a growing number of over 400 dealer locations. It announced
a partnership with HobbyTown last week to bring RadioShack branded
electronics to over 60 HobbyTown franchise store locations nationwide.
Over time this new RadioShack Express "store-within-a-store" concept
will be rolled out to HobbyTown in over 100 of their locally owned

"We are excited about the HobbyTown partnership, as it will allow us to
re-engage and directly serve our core hobby and DIY communities," says
Steve Moroneso, Chief Executive Officer of General Wireless Operations

Established in 1985, HobbyTown has one of the largest footprints of
hobby and toy retail stores in the U.S., with a growing emphasis on
specialty toys and STEM products. The HobbyTown partnership will bring
RadioShack to more suburban markets. "This will expand the RadioShack
footprint quickly and enhance the product selection and services offered
at HobbyTown locations," according to HobbyTown President Bob Wilke.

About RadioShack

RadioShack is an iconic consumer electronics company and a leading
national retailer of innovative technology products and services, as
well as products related to personal/home technology and power supply
needs. Founded in 1921, RadioShack is owned today by General Wireless
Operations Inc., which acquired the storied brand in March 2015.
RadioShack's 400+ neighborhood dealer stores can be found via the Store
Locator at Please direct media inquiries to
Instagram: @radioshack | Twitter: @radioshack | Facebook:

About HobbyTown

HobbyTown is the largest nationwide footprint of hobby/toy retail stores
in the U.S., with franchise stores in 41 states. All HobbyTown locations
are locally owned and operated franchise units. To inquire about
available franchise territories, contact HobbyTown Franchise Sales
Director Mark Moore at 800-858-7370 or visit
for more information.

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