Adafruit interviews Tai Lopez, new owner of RadioShack! @tailopez @radioshack

RadioShack is now owned by Retail Ecommerce Ventures, and… we interviewed Tai Lopez, Executive Chairman of REV! Video

Tai Lopez acquires and operates large brands that have a customer base of well over 20 million consumers including Pier1, Linens N Things, Dressbarn, The Franklin Mint, MentorBox, The Book People, FarmersCart, and other ecommerce brands and real estate holdings. He has over 10 million social media followers and his Youtube business videos have been watched for over 2 billion total minutes. Forbes.com and Entrepreneur.com have both named him one of the top global business influencers.

We talked about RadioShack past, present, and future – as well as new ideas of what could be next for RadioShack. Thank you Tai and team who helped set up this interview!

Tai on Instagram, Twitter, personal site, and more.

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Also check out: Betting On A Radio Shack Revival: E-Commerce Investors Grab Another Retro Brand – Forbes. As well as all our coverage of RadioShack over the last decade. Photo pre-COVID.


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1 Comment

  1. Radio Shack was once my favorite store on the planet. I still have sealed boxes of the mini-robot that was one closeout when they were shutting down. I’m very encouraged by the Tai Lopez interview and would be thrilled to see a neighborhood Radio Shack in any form, but especially one with Maker products to educate and entertain a new generation, and my own.

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