Electronics retailer hhgregg is going out of business

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Electronics retailer hhgregg is going out of business. (WPVI)

Consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc. is going out of business and shutting down its stores.

The Indianapolis company said Friday that it will liquidate its assets after failing to find a buyer for the business. It filed for bankruptcy protection in March.

Founded in 1955, the retailer says it has 220 stores in 19 states selling major appliances like washers and TVs. As of May last year, it had about 5,000 employees.

Last month, hhgregg announced it was closing 12 locations in the Delaware and Lehigh valleys, plus a distribution center in Philadelphia.

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Another retail chain is shutting down stores amid shrinking sales, and this one will hit hard in the tri-state area.



The company is the latest brick-and-mortar chain to buckle under due to industry changes from the rise of online shopping. Amazon.com has eaten away at sales of almost every traditional retailer. Earlier this week, shoe chain Payless ShoeSource filed for bankruptcy protection.

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