Microsoft reportedly plans to launch its own stores inside other UK retail stores

Microsoft may be close to expanding its retail presence in the UK. A new report claims that the company is looking to open stores inside established retailers in that country, rather than launch its own stand alone Microsoft Store locations.

According to The Register:

Microsoft is scouting locations across big cities in the UK with a view to rolling out a "store within a store" concept, according to our sources. Senior UK heads at the software giant have briefed property investment companies, and one told us the vendor was "working with retailers for experiential stores."

The report didn't offer any more details on these plans, nor did it offer a launch date. However, Microsoft has already established over 500 "stores" inside Best Buy locations in the US and over 100 in Canada.

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Source: Register

John Callaham