It Looks Like hhgregg is Planning a Huge Comeback
The only context that we’ve mentioned hhgregg in in the past few months is in relation to the mounting struggles that the consumer electronics retail industry has faced in 2017. Fair or not, hhgregg is among a group of just two CE retailers (Radio Shack being the other) to have filed for bankruptcy. It officially closed its last brick and mortar location back in May of this year.
So, you’d understand my confusion when, on a Sunday night in the middle of watching the season seven finale of Game of Thrones, I came across a string of retweets from the hhgregg Twitter account. For a moment, my thoughts went to the idea that the account had been hacked, or perhaps someone made a spook account. But the tweets and retweets were nothing malicious—rather, they referenced a bunch of fan art around the old hhgregg mascot and some promotion to bring him back.