Sony announced it will be shutting down all of its Canadian stores over the next couple of months. A total of 14 stores will be closed and 90 jobs will be affected, according to what a spokesman for Sony Canada told CBC News.
On the Sony Canada website there are 14 official Sony stores in Canada: three in Alberta, three in the Greater Vancouver area, five in the Greater Toronto Area, one in Ottawa, one in Montreal, and one in Quebec City.
In a statement the electronics giant said that customers can continue to purchase Sony products at third-party retailers, in addition to at its online store or by phone. Sony said that it will support authorized Sony retailers.
“Over the next 6 to 8 weeks we are closing our Sony Stores in Canada and will redirect all of this business through our national network of Sony retailers, our online store … as well as through our Sony-trained Telesales team,”
“Our network of Sony authorized retailers offer a full range of Sony products and will be supported by our in-store Merchandisers and Product Trainers on an ongoing basis in order to ensure that our past customers have continued access to knowledgeable Sales consultants who can support their ongoing Sony electronics needs.“