According to Bob Wilke, president, HobbyTown, RadioShack and HobbyTown USA signed a deal that will bring RadioShack “express stores” to 50 HobbyTown partner stores. The deal could expand to 100 stores and—if successful—to all 140 HobbyTown locations nationwide

Through the deal, HobbyTown will purchase RadioShack merchandise and offer it to its customers who need the tools, wires, and other accessories that RadioShack makes. The express stores will add products, as well as other services like cellphone repairs, which they previously could not offer.

RadioShack emerged from Chapter 11 reorganization in January with 400 stores in mostly rural locations. The HobbyTown deal will help bring the brand to more suburban towns.

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Stephanie Grassullo

Stephanie Grassullo

Stephanie Grassullo is an associate editor at Adventure Publishing Group. In addition to handling toy and licensing news and updates for The Toy Book and The Licensing Book, Stephanie also writes toy reviews and commentaries for the Toy Insider. When she’s not binge-watching old episodes of Gossip Girl, Stephanie is always game for Boggle tournaments—she’s the titleholder Boggle champion in her family, and proud of it! Stephanie firmly believes that there is no awkward moment that can’t be remedied with the help of Bop It. To get to know her better, follow her on Twitter @steph_grass.