Fry's Electronics Abruptly Shuts Down After 35 Years in Business

The company blamed retail industry changes and pandemic challenges

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Fry’s Electronics became the latest in a long line of pandemic-related retail closures today when it announced the sudden shutdown of all 31 of its stores across nine states. In a statement posted to the retailer’s website, the chain blamed changes in the retail industry and challenges around the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Founded in San Jose, Calif. in 1985, Fry’s grew into a Silicon Valley institution as a warehouse-like one-stop-shop for any kind of computer hardware or electronics equipment and tech repair.



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