In 30 years, Future Shop has grown from a “one store operation” located in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Canada’s largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics with over 131 stores from coast to coast. Established in 1982, Future Shop’s first store was located in Vancouver, British Columbia and showcased 4,000 square feet of the latest consumer electronics products.
During the late 1980s, Future Shop followed an aggressive growth strategy, quickly expanding operations into the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. By 1990, Future Shop had become Canada’s largest electronics retailer. Throughout the 90's Future Shop continued to expand into the remaining provinces in Canada and by fiscal 2001 annual sales had surpassed $2 billion.
Today, Future Shop and it's more than 10,000 employees are dedicated to providing customers with expert advice in-store and online.
The Company offers the latest in home and entertainment products and services including a wide selection of brand-named televisions, computers, cameras, MP3s, video gaming, music, movies, and appliances - all backed by a low price guarantee.
Future Shop hosts an online community forum for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information.
As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profits organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders.
The Company is helping keep used electronics out of the landfills with an in-store recycling program for seven types of products.
Future Shop stores operate as a division of Burnaby-based Best Buy Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY).
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