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Manager reopens Jefferson City RadioShack

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Manager reopens Jefferson City RadioShack

It is not often that you see a company go out of business and quickly reopen in the same location, but that is exactly what Jeff Pederson and Trevor “Reed” Freers have done with the Jefferson City RadioShack. Freers was the manager of the original store for six years before RadioShack went bankrupt and closed all of its stores nationwide. “I saw a lot of people lose their jobs,” Freers said. “As the marketing manager, I was the one who had to let a lot of those people go. It was really sad.” Freers’s store was one of the last...

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Radio Shack and the construction workforce are disappearing for the same, sad reason

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Radio Shack and the construction workforce are disappearing for the same, sad reason

Despite a very funny Super Bowl ad and an attempt to catch up with the times by remodeling a few stores, Radio Shack is headed for insolvency. MSN Money lists a bunch of problems that retail experts have identified. But there’s a much larger problem for the company—kids today don’t want to build anything for themselves. They are passively educated and passively entertained with a cornucopia of electronic gadgets bought with mummy and daddy’s money and built in Asian factories. Radio Shack’s original and core customer used to be the young man who was a tinkerer: ham and shortwave radio...

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