BLACKS IS PHOTOGRAPHY
BLACKS PHOTOGRAPHY WILL CLOSE ALL LOCATIONS
It has been a little while since we’ve heard any news about store closures in Canada’s retail sector.
According to a report from the Globe and Mail, the photography equipment and supply store will be closing all 59 of their locations.
Blacks was purchased by Telus in 2009 and underwent a makeover last year but hasn’t been able to “realize profitable growth,” Luiza Staniec, a spokeswoman for Telus, said in an interview.
Blacks hosts the majority of their locations in Ontario but also has locations in Manitoba and Alberta.
Blacks was founded in 1930 and started as a home appliance and electronics store.
The first Blacks’ specialty camera store opened in Toronto on St. Clair Avenue and the family owned business became a public company in 1969. In 1993, they were acquired by Fuji Film.
Are you surprised Blacks Photography is closing?
When was the last time you shopped there?