Popular Retail Chain From The 80s Could Make A Big Comeback in Montana
Guess Who's Back, Back Again
They say fashion trends always come full circle and what was once popular becomes popular again.
I don't know if anyone thought the same would happen with bankrupted retail chains from the 80s and 90s, but one company is hoping to do just that.
Could Nostalgia Fuel A Comeback?
I'm a Gen-X kid, and as of late it seems that my childhood is what the cultural zeitgeist is using to sell products.
Think back just a couple of decades ago and you'll remember things like "The Wonder Years" or how every commercial seemed to have music from the 60s and 70s.
The Death Of The American Mall
While 80s and 90s nostalgia might be trending in fashion, movies and other pop culture arenas, one place that isn't seeing a resurgence are malls.
What was once THE PLACE to go for teens to hang out and see friends, and adults to do their shopping, has been replaced by social media apps and online shopping.
One staple of the malls of yesteryear is attempting to make a comeback after filing for multiple bankruptcies.
Radio Shack Eyes A Comeback
While they shuttered most of their stores, there were a few operating still to to this day, and the new owners have plans to open more physical locations soon.
How do they plan to succeed in today's crowded market place, well, according to the website The Street
The new owners plan to lean into the offerings that differentiate the brand Best Buy and chains like Target and Walmart that sell a lot of electronics.
While I love the convenience of shopping at home and online, sometimes you just want to go and mess around with the newest technological gadgets.
For that reason alone I'm excited for the return of the "Shack."