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Grapevine’s GameStop buys more mobile retail stores

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Grapevine-based retailer GameStop Corp. said July 16 its wholly owned subsidiary, Utah-based Spring Mobile, has purchased 19 retail store locations from Cellular Center and In Touch Communications. The acquisition marks Spring Mobile’s first entrance into Tennessee and Kentucky, and expands the company’s presence in Indiana and Illinois. Representing the third-largest authorized retailer of AT&T wireless solutions, Spring Mobile now operates 239 stores in 23 states, including the new locations. The acquisitions give the company 17 new stores in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. They also increase the company’s store-count in Illinois to 13 by adding two more locations. Spring Mobile has been in an aggressive expansion mode since 2013, adding almost 130 new locations during the past 10 months alone. According to Spring Mobile President Jason Ellis in a news release, the company will continue seeking new opportunities to increase its nationwide footprint.

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