Circuit City to make comeback online next month

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Almost nine years after going out of business, electronics chain store Circuit City is set to give it another go, it announced last week.

Circuit City originally filed for bankruptcy in 2008, and folded for good in 2012.

During its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, Circuit City was the second-largest USA electronics retailer after Best Buy.

The once-bankrupt retailer also has plans to open kiosks, stores within other stores and eventually its own showrooms, consumer electronics website Twice reported. The site will use features while search-by-photo for product listings and real-time tech support to boost customer experience.

Circuit City is making a huge comeback, according to a statement by its boss.

The relaunch will begin February 15, reports consumer electronics magazine Twice, who attended the press briefing at the Consumer Electronics Show. Circuit City is also partnering with IBM Watson commerce, which incorporates artificial intelligence "and other new retail technologies". "The IBM web commerce platform will allow Circuit City to expand offerings for a personalized shopping experience and enhance the product discovery journey", the company said.

Shmoel acquired its brand, website and associated trademarks in 2015, and now says that "major retailers" are interested in working with it on stores within stores.

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