Black’s to close last Nova Scotia stores
For decades, Black’s Photography has provided Canadian photo enthusiasts with a variety of photo finishing services to bring their images to life.
The large Canada-wide photography chain however is switching focus, and will soon be closing its last two stores in Nova Scotia.
It was a decision made to adapt to customers’ needs as the company “aligns [its] investments and resources to meet new customer demand,” according to the photo company’s director of marketing Terry Yakimchick.
The Chronicle Herald reports it is not yet known when the stores in the Halifax Shopping Centre and Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth will be closing.
Yakimchick gave assurances employees in the Nova Scotia stores will be assisted to “help them explore other opportunities.”
As more and more people turn to their smartphones to capture everyday moments, the company has also risen to meet new demands and take advantage of these new opportunities. Black’s has invested in a new website, a smartphone app, and a new retail store concept.
Black’s was founded in 1930. In 2009, Telus Corp acquires Black’s for $28 million. The company has for decades established itself as a one-stop shop for photo-related services, such as its installation of photofinishing labs, mini labs, the introduction of VividPrints, and “Made for Instagram” services.
One of its most recent innovations is the “Playground for Photography” concept store in Place d’Orléans.