Neowin News Feed for: Stores Neowin News Feed for: Stores en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 LG to sell iPhones in its South Korean stores starting from August <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After shuttering its smartphone business in April, LG is planning to sell Apple iPhones in about 400 stores in South Korea. Apple products will start showing up in LG&#039;s stores from August. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chandrakant Isi) Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:56:02 +0000 EE extends in-store phone repairs to boost circular economy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EE has announced that 17 more of its stores in the West Midlands will offer in-store phone repairs. Its own research showed 60% throw their phones away before attempting to fix them. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 28 Apr 2021 17:00:01 +0000 Vodafone joins EE in keeping stores open longer post-lockdown <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vodafone has re-opened its stores around the UK today and in some areas, it has adjusted its opening hours so shops are open until 10 pm. The firm has also taken measures to make stores safer. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 12 Apr 2021 19:58:02 +0000 GameStop finally closes all storefronts to customers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The retailer will temporarily close all stores to customers, switching to a &quot;delivery only&quot; service as of March 22. The company earlier instructed staff to keep the stores open during the lockdowns. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Sun, 22 Mar 2020 08:38:01 +0000 Retailers offering discounts and waiving shipping fees to entice shoppers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After &quot;non-essential&quot; businesses have been closed throughout the U.S. due to COVID-19, retailers are now offering discounts and waiving shipping fees to entice shoppers stuck at homes. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Sat, 21 Mar 2020 12:44:01 +0000 GameStop tells employees to keep stores open during lockdowns as it is "essential retail" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The company believes that it is classified as an &quot;essential retail&quot; business, and its stores should remain open alongside grocery stores and pharmacies if there are government-imposed lockdowns. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usman Khan Lodhi) Fri, 20 Mar 2020 11:50:01 +0000 UK: Online shopping to account for more than half of retail sales by 2028 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new report has found that in the UK, online shopping could go from 19% of retail sales today to 53% by 2028. Such a change could completely change the appearance of high streets around the country. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 09 Jul 2019 08:38:02 +0000 Microsoft working to eliminate cashiers and checkout lines in stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is working on new technology to help stores around the world compete with the likes of Amazon Go&#039;s automated checkout. The software aims to get rid of cashiers and checkout lines in stores. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:34:01 +0000 Lumia 950 XL back in stock at Microsoft Stores in Canada <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Lumia 950 and 950 XL appear to have been selling well, and now Microsoft has, very quietly, made the Lumia 950 XL again available in their stores in Canada in both black and white. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:16:01 +0000 Here's where you can pick up the $10,000+ Apple Watch Edition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple&#039;s latest product has just become available for pre-order but shipping times are slipping back months for the high-end Edition models. To avoid that, here are the physical stores that sell them. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Max Slater-Robins) Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:38:02 +0000 Microsoft brings back the "Work & Play" bundle for a limited time in the U.S. <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft now offers an entertainment, gaming and productivity services bundle in the U.S. for users that want to combine multiple subscriptions into one and save money in the process <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Mon, 06 Apr 2015 20:16:01 +0000 Amazon reportedly looking to create hundreds of physical stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a very counter intuitive move the company that made its fortunes exclusively online is reportedly looking to buy hundreds of brick and mortar stores and create a chain of retail locations. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Wed, 04 Feb 2015 09:11:36 +0000 Microsoft shows how Kinect for Windows could be used in stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2034859755kinect-for-windows.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft shows how its Kinect for Windows hardware and software could be used in retail stores to sell different products in three videos that simulate different retail shopping experiences. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:20:05 +0000 20% of UK stores predicted to close in next five years, thanks to the web <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/867625003online-shopping.png" alt="" /></div>The growth in online shopping will be a disaster for physical stores, says the UK&#039;s Centre for Retail Research, which predicts that 20% will close by 2018, as shoppers increasingly turn to the web. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 29 May 2013 07:40:56 +0000 Google has "no plans" to open retail stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Andy Rubin, the head of Android, has said Google has &quot;no plans&quot; to open Google retail stores; an odd decision when Apple&#039;s stores are generating more money per square foot than Tiffany &amp; Co.&#039;s. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Max Slater-Robins) Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:00:00 +0000 All Microsoft Stores will stock Windows Phone 8 hardware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1500682359microsoft-store-stacked.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft evangelist Paul Thurrott has tweeted that Microsoft stores across the US will stock all Windows Phone 8 handsets that are due to be available in the US. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:55:01 +0000 Microsoft: Surface to be sold in 500 Suning stores in China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1248659944microsoft-surface-yellow.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has confirmed to Neowin it will be working with Chinese retailer Suning to sell its Windows RT-based Surface tablet in 500 of Suning&#039;s stores in mainland China and Hong Kong. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:01:01 +0000 Microsoft unveils location of 75 new retail stores on a map <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" windows stores_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has learned a lot from opening up its retail shops. The company has seen the value in the stores that it has opened and because of that, they are going to be expanding aggressively. Announced... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:50:20 +0000 Everything Everywhere to open retail stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/611521712one copy.png" alt="" /></div>Everything Everywhere, the new name for the merged T-mobile and Orange brands in the UK, is to launch its first test retail outlet in Altrincham near Manchester on the 18th February, according to Channel Register.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ross Dundas) Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:52:48 +0000 Nearly 50% of video game purchases are done online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/317128205videogames.jpg" alt="" /></div>According to the PC Games Digital Downloads report from The NPD Group, a market research company, digital downloads make up 47.5% of all full game purchases. Based on all of the data reported in 2009,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brandon Boyce) Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:45:27 +0000 Best Buy opening UK stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/227870329b.jpg" alt="" /></div>Best Buy has announced plans to open its first three electronics stores in the United Kingdom, according to The Best Buy Bulletin. The first will arrive during May, in Thurrock, Essex. The next two will... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Austin Davies) Mon, 29 Mar 2010 19:05:50 +0000 Apple may not be Microsoft's biggest concern in retail <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft's expansion into the retail arena may be a more difficult endevour than Apple faced when it opened its own retails stores back in 2001, according to Nick Wingfield of The Wall Street Journal. This... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 15 Oct 2009 22:09:16 +0000 Microsoft to open retail stores in Europe <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft stores, which will sell Xbox 360 games, hardware and PC titles, are to be opened in major European cities such as London, according to gaming site MCV. Neowin reported earlier this month that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Fri, 27 Feb 2009 15:28:51 +0000 Microsoft to open retail stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has recently appointed David Porter Corporate Vice President of retail stores, who has 25 years experience with Wal-mart and 2 years with DreamWorks Animation in 2007. In a recent post on Neowin, a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Fri, 13 Feb 2009 02:36:05 +0000 Wal-Mart ends test run for Linux-based computers in stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Computers that run the Linux operating system instead of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows didn't attract enough attention from Wal-Mart customers, and the chain has stopped selling them in stores, a spokeswoman said Monday. &quot;This really wasn't... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 11 Mar 2008 15:22:09 +0000 Woolworths stores to stop selling HD DVD <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Woolworths has through its high street heft behind the Blu-ray Disc format. From March, it will no longer sell HD DVDs in its shops. The change will coincide with the release of Pixar's Ratatouille, but... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 28 Jan 2008 14:26:05 +0000 Unreal Tournament 3 for PS3 in stores December 11! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Midway Games Inc. and Epic Games today announced that the PlayStation 3 version of Unreal Tournament 3 is scheduled to ship to retail outlets in North America on December 10th. It is expected to begin... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Mon, 26 Nov 2007 19:38:19 +0000 SimCity Societies now in stores also! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts Inc. has shipped SimCity Societies&#153;, the newest edition of the top selling PC franchise, SimCity&#153;, to stores across North America, Asia, Australia and Europe today. A version of the game is also available... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Wed, 14 Nov 2007 11:45:54 +0000 Crysis now in stores worldwide! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A day late, but important either way. Crytek's &quot;next-gen&quot; PC FPS masterpiece Crysis should now be in stores pretty much everywhere around the world - North America and Europe included. Here is the press release... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Wed, 14 Nov 2007 11:41:06 +0000 EA announces Skate shipping out to stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Get ready for all the fun, creativity and culture of skateboarding without the hours of practice, broken bones, and hospital visits. Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that SKATE for the Xbox 360&#153; video game and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Fri, 14 Sep 2007 03:02:01 +0000 Apple confirms MySpace ban in retail stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new Apple regulation states you can no longer access on any of the Macs on display in the 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York City. When an attempt is made to load... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 25 May 2007 22:14:26 +0000 Forza 2 has gone gold - in stores May 29 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hot on the wheels of the Forza 2 demo earlier today (get it, wheels?!?) comes the annoucement that Forza Motorsport 2 has gone gold. Here is the press release: Microsoft Game Studios today announced that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Thu, 10 May 2007 18:47:35 +0000 Nvidia GeForce 8800 Ultra Hits Stores Ahead of Schedule <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nvidia Corporation's latest high-end offering, the GeForce 8800 Ultra, has become available in Japan and the USA, about a week ahead of the original schedule. BFG Technologies and EVGA are offering the card in... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 09 May 2007 02:12:47 +0000 Gateway to Put Quad-core Desktops in Stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Gateway will be one of the first PC makers to put quad-core desktops on retail shelves and has already announced deals with Best Buy, Circuit City Stores and CompUSA to sell its FX series (starting... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 02 May 2007 02:05:36 +0000 Halo 2 Vista gold, in stores May 8th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As King Mustard mentioned in our forums, Microsoft quietly announced yesterday that Halo 2 Vista had gone gold, and will be in stores on or shortly after May 8th (which is the same... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Thu, 19 Apr 2007 07:48:12 +0000 Baseball Mogul 2008 ships to stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>PARKVILLE, MD - (March 22, 2007) - Enlight Interactive, one of the world's leading developers and publishers of entertainment software for the PC platform, today announced the latest edition of its award-winning baseball simulation series,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Fri, 23 Mar 2007 08:20:33 +0000 Circuit City closes Stores due to Aggressive TV Price Cuts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Circuit City is closing stores 62 stores in Canada and seven underachieving stores in U.S. cities as well as reshuffling its corporate ranks. A support center in Barrie, Ontario will also be closed along with... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 14 Feb 2007 00:40:13 +0000 North American Gothic 3 Gold, In Stores By November 20 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thanks again to Bluesnews for the scoop. Aspyr Media confirmed today that its highly anticipated PC RPG Gothic 3 will ship on November 13 in North America, ensuring that it lands... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Fri, 27 Oct 2006 18:48:11 +0000 Splinter Cell: Double Agent PC Goes Gold - In Stores Nov 9th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With the entirely new direction of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent, Ubisoft has reinvented the best-selling and highest rated espionage franchise. The revolutionary double agent concept immerses players in the world of international espionage... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Thu, 26 Oct 2006 21:01:57 +0000 Pro Evolution Soccer 6 Hits Stores Early <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Brits love their footie, so when family retailer Woolworths released Pro Evolution Soccer 6 two days early they should have expected at least a little bit of fuss to be made about it. After reading... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Joe Cashman) Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:10:52 +0000