FRANalyst Fridays: Blockbuster, Chipotle, & CEO Shake Ups

August 31st, 2018 by Ritwik Donde

“Nothing stays the same forever. In a world where things are always changing, sometimes you have to think about who you are and where you stand—and figure out whether or not it’s time for a refresh or a total change in direction. At its peak, Blockbuster Video had more than 9,000 stores. But starting next week, there will be only one left in America. Following the acquisition of the company by Dish Network in 2011, the remaining corporate stores began winding down, leaving the Blockbuster Video in Bend, Oregon, as the final store.”

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