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RadioShack

RadioShack
Company nameRadioShack Corporation
Company typePublic
IndustryRetail
Founded1921
HeadquartersFort Worth, Texas
No. of locations7,150+
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleDaniel Feehan
(Chairman)
Jim Gooch
(President and CEO)
ProductsConsumer electronics
Revenue(+) US$ 4.473 billion (2010) 
Operating income(+) US$ 375 million (2010)
Net income(+) US$ 206 million (2010)
Total assets(-) US$ 2.175 billion (2010)
Total equity(-) US$ 843 million (2010)
Employees36,400 (2010)

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RadioShack Corporation (formerly Tandy Corporation) (Nyse - RSH) is an American franchise of electronics retail stores in the United States, as well as parts of Europe, South America and Africa. As of 2008, RadioShack reported net sales and operating revenues of $4.81 billion. The headquarters of RadioShack is located in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas. RadioShack is also a sponsor for the Samsung/RadioShack 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

On July 21, 2009, RadioShack announced a partnership with T-Mobile USA, and started offering the service in August 2009. The T-Mobile partnership ended on September 15, 2011 at that time Verizon Wireless launched in over 4,000 of the retail stores nationwide.

RadioShack's current proprietary brands include RadioShack branded products (parts, adapters, telephones and other legacy/classic products), AntennaCraft (outdoor antennas and amplifiers), Auvio (audio/video cables, LCD TV's, headphones, premium surge protectors and speakers), Enercell (batteries and power), Gigaware (computer, GPS and iPod accessories, mp3 players and accessories, as well as digital cameras, digital camera accessories and digital picture frames) and PointMobl (Wireless Phone Accessories).

Discontinued brands include Accurian (audio and video equipment and accessories), MyMusix (MP3 players; now marketed under the Gigaware brand), Kronus (tools), Optimus (formerly audio and PA/DJ equipment; later used for digital camera accessories), Presidian (audio and video equipment, telephones, flashlights, calculators, and 2-way radios), VoiceStar (wireless phone accessories), Archer (wiring and antennas), Duofone (telephones & accessories), Micronta (scientific and educational equipment) and Realistic (sound equipment).

In 2009, the company became the main sponsor of a new cycling team, Team RadioShack, with Lance Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel as two of the members.


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