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Radio Shack Corporation

Self Description

January 2006: "Fort Worth, Texas-based RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) is one of the most trusted consumer electronics specialty retailers in the U.S. and a growing provider of a variety of retail support services. The company operates a vast network of sales channels, including: nearly 7,000 company-owned and dealer stores; over 100 RadioShack locations in Mexico; and more than 600 wireless kiosks. RadioShack's knowledgeable and helpful sales associates deliver convenient product and service solutions within an estimated five minutes of where 94 percent of all Americans either live or work."

Third-Party Descriptions

September 2005: '"We had become the whipping boy. . . . People would come in and buy a pack of batteries and they didn't understand why you needed their name and address," says Charles Hodges, spokesman for Radio Shack Corp., insisting that all the information collected was kept confidential, never shared or sold. Though it could put customers on Radio Shack's catalogue list.'


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) David Edmondson Person Jun 15, 2006

Articles and Resources

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May 31, 2007 401(k) Fee Suits Over High Cost to Employees on the Rise

QUOTE: Litigation concerning excessive administrative fees charged to employees by their 401(k) plans is heating up and adding a new twist...more recent suits focus on those [fees--Ed.] charged for annuities.

National Law Journal, The (NLJ)
Sep 10, 2006 Fired Via E-Mail, And Other Tales Of Poor Exits

QUOTE: The RadioShack layoff has received wide (not-so-positive) attention. "We realize that to some people notification by email may seem cold and impersonal....privacy was on the company's mind. "Our challenge was this: In an open office environment such as ours, what is the best way to invite someone to this kind of meeting while respecting and preserving their privacy and dignity?"

Washington Post
Mar 26, 2006 The Fine Line of Lying

QUOTE: Lying in the workplace is something that happens every day... And in the workplace that happens quite frequently. At what point do people think they should forgive and move on?

Washington Post
Sep 18, 2005 Tell-All Checkouts: Should You Answer the Cashier's Quiz? It May Not Matter

QUOTE: "...he doesn't give any information other than Zip code -- unless it's required when he pays by check or credit card. He also says that if more consumers would resist, more stores would stop asking."

Washington Post