February 25, 2021

Frys

Fry’s Electronics has gone out of business after 36 years

The post-economic fallout caused by the pandemic has claimed a West Coast icon.

Fry’s Electronics announced on its website it has shut down operations and closed all 31 of its stores after 36 years, citing “changes in the retail industry and the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The company’s full website has been pulled down, replaced only with a message detailing the chain’s closure.

Fry’s is reaching out to vendors and to customers who have ongoing repairs with the chain about next steps.

“The Company will implement the shut down through an orderly wind down process that it believes

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Fry’s Electronics suddenly went out of business

The company, which had 31 stores across nine US states, said in a statement on its website that it “made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently” because of changing consumer shopping habits and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Based in San Jose, California, the privately held company was a family business. It was founded in 1985 by the three Fry brothers with the goal of being a “Silicon Valley retail electronics store to provide a one-stop-shopping environment for the Hi-Tech Professional.”

“It is hoped that undertaking the wind-down through this orderly process will reduce

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