Circuit City to relaunch online next month, with stores on the horizon

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Almost a decade after filing for bankruptcy, Circuit City plans to make a comeback that includes a relaunched website on February 15 and some limited brick-and-mortar locations.

Shmoel, per Twice.com, acquired the Circuit City brand from Systemax in 2015.

According to Twice.com, which first reported the Circuit City reboot, some of the site's features will be "videos, virtual vignettes, search-by-photo, augmented reality and real-time tech support via video chat".

Circuit City was originally launched in 1946 before filing for bankruptcy in 2008.

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It's a surprising development after Circuit City announced in November 2008 it would close 155 stores and lay off about 17 percent of its workforce as the company struggled to stay profitable.

Eventually, the revitalized company plans to open showroom-style stores as part of its brick-and-mortar retail strategy. To guide this experience, the company has enlisted IBM Watson as a personal shopping assistant.

The announcement came during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, where executives with Circuit City - now under new ownership - laid out plans to relaunch with "a dynamic, social-focused e-commerce site, along with various concepts of innovative retail stores, and unprecedented e-commerce technology offerings", according to a company statement. "After evaluating other options Circuit City selected IBM because of its aligned vision with AI and how this technology can ultimately transform how clients shop for electronics".

This time around, Shmoel says the company is also planning to open retail kiosks and stores-within-stores.

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