TELUS Announces The Closing Of Black’s

By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Black’s Photo, a subsidiary of TELUS Corp, has announced that it is closing its entire chain of 59 stores across Canada. Blaming the digital age for changing the way people store, view, and share images, the store’s out dated business model adds another to the long line of closures.

TELUS bought the 113-store chain in 2009 for $28 million in response to BCE’s purchase of The Source and 493 outlets.

Black’s will shutter all the brick and mortar stores in August, including the outlet at Devonshire Mall which has already vacant, despite the plan to convert some stores into TELUS or Koodo branches.

The move will displace 485 employees from Black’s, but a TELUS spokesperson said the company will attempt to relocate them within TELUS or Koodo.

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Ian Shalapata

Ian Shalapata is the owner and publisher of Square Media Group. He covers politics, the police beat, community events, the arts, sports, and everything in between.

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