Samsung has this week decided to close down its flagship store in London within the Westfield Stratford City shopping center permanently in response to declining sales.
The news first broke on Twitter strangely, and even weirder is that Samsung didn’t actually make an official announcement themselves, instead they simply set the customer service number for the store to play an automated message that would let callers know that the store was closed for good.
Samsung did however give a statement to The Verge were they stated the closure of the store will not affect their other nine retail locations in the UK, continuing to state:
“We remain fully committed to the operation of the remaining nine Samsung Experience Stores across the UK, and wish to reassure our customers that those stores will not be affected by this decision.”
Given that the Westfield Stratford City store was the biggest of the selection of Samsung Experience Stores in the UK, this could however mean that Samsung may be looking to downsize their oppressions within Europe, and may even revise its previous plans to launch more retail locations across Europe.
Source: The Verge
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