The Future Shop store on Regent Ave was part of a wave of Future Shop/Best Buy store closures that saw 15 big box stores close across Canada. All employees who lose their job received severance packages and be given access to employee assistance programs and career transition support. They will also be given priority in future hirings. An estimated 900 employees across Canada lost their jobs.
The Future Shop locations on St. James, Pembina and Leila continue to operate. The Best Buy stores on St. James and Regent have also survived the wave of closures. [WINNIPEG FREE PRESS]