After opening 51 retail stores in 2012, just after Christmas Microsoft announced the locations for the first six in 2013, in San Antonio; Miami; Beachwood, Ohio; San Francisco; Salt Lake City and St. Louis.
Now, the computing giant is looking to make further inroads into the retail space with another five stores penciled in for launch by this summer.
Earlier today, Jonathan Adashek, General Manager, Communications and Strategy, Sales & Marketing Services Group at Microsoft, announced the following five locations: Natick Mall, Natick, Massachusetts; Ala Moana Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; Pioneer Place, Portland, Oregon; The Somerset Collection, Troy, Michigan and Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, Illinois.
Though the majority of Microsoft’s stores are in the US, it did open its first international stores last year – in Edmonton, Burnaby, Vancouver, and Toronto. And its first foray outside of North America will be in Europe, as the first UK store is coming to London next month.
Adashek added that more information on the grand opening events for the upcoming Honolulu, Portland, Troy and Schaumburg launches be available shortly.