Thursday, 23 February 2012
It’s strange to see a one giant and seemingly unstoppable chain like Blockbuster in such bad shape, but it seems brick-and-mortar is on the way out. After purchasing Blockbuster last year, Dish has been working to make the brand into something of its former self, but it seems the future of Blockbuster is not in traditional retail. 500 of the existing 1,500 stores will be closing in the first half of 2012. Execs say that these are specifically underperforming locations, but it’s a clear sign of things to come.