Sony will shut down 20 of its 31 Sony Store locations in the US by the end of the year, the company has announced.
The closures are part of Sony's company-wide cost reduction efforts revealed earlier this month. A plan that will see 5,000 layoffs worldwide by March 31, 2015.
Sony further explained that approximately 1,000 of those individuals will be laid off by the end of 2014.
"While these moves were extremely tough, they were absolutely necessary to position us in the best possible place for future growth," Sony Electronics president and COO Mike Fasulo stated.
"I am entirely confident in our ability to turn the business around, in achieving our preferred future, and continue building on our flawless commitment to customer loyalty through the complete entertainment experience only Sony can offer."
Here's a list of the 20 US Sony Stores that will shut down by the end of this year:
- Camarillo Premium Outlets, Camarillo, Calif.
- Gilroy Premium Outlets, Gilroy, Calif.
- Century City, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Las Americas Premium Outlets, San Diego, Calif.
- Valley Fair, Santa Clara, Calif.
- Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver, Colo.
- Town Center at Boca Raton, Boca Raton, Fla.
- Dolphin Mall, Miami, Fla.
- Chicago Premium Outlets, Aurora, Ill.
- Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, Wrentham, Mass.
- The Forum Shops at Caesars, Las Vegas, Nev.
- Menlo Park Mall, Edison, N.J.
- Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Central Valley, N.Y.
- The Market at Comcast Center, Philadelphia, Penn.
- Galleria Dallas, Dallas, Texas
- San Marcos Prime Outlets, San Marcos, Texas
- The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Arlington, Va.
- Tysons Corner Center, McLean, Va.
- University Village, Seattle, Wash.
- Pleasant Prairie Prime Outlets, Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
Here are the 11 US Sony Stores that will remain open after 2014:
- South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, Calif.
- Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, Calif.
- Fashion Valley, San Diego, Calif.
- University Town Center, San Diego, Calif.
- Aventura Mall, Aventura, Fla.
- The Mall at Millenia, Orlando, Fla.
- Roosevelt Field, Garden City, N.Y.
- Walt Whitman, Huntington Station, N.Y.
- Sony Plaza, New York, N.Y.
- Houston Galleria, Houston, Texas
- The Americana at Brand, Glendale, Calif.