Geek Squad to service and protect Future Shop clients starting August 1

BURNABY, BC, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - A new partnership has been formed between Geek Squad and Future Shop, Canada's leading Consumer Electronics retailer. On Friday, August 1, 2014, Future Shop, welcomes the arrival of Geek Squad across all its 135 stores and via Futureshop.ca. Geek Squad is North America's top task force dedicated to solving the world's technology challenges.

"Geek Squad is a highly recognized and trusted brand and we're thrilled to expand and strengthen our network through Future Shop," said Chris Sallans, director of Geek Squad Canada. "We've built-up our business with Canadians for the past 10 years and we will offer all our services across Future Shop, in-store and online."

Future Shop will offer the complete suite of Geek Squad's signature services Canadians rely on to troubleshoot and defeat technological evil, viewable at www.geeksquad.ca.

Geek Squad Protection available at Future Shop
Also beginning August 1, Geek Squad Protection rolls out to Future Shop. These plans provide clients the assurance that help is readily available to setup, protect and support technology through Geek Squad. The plans cover all products sold at Future Shop, including computing, home theatre, and mobile phones.

Through the partnership with Future Shop, Geek Squad's task force in Canada grows to 1,400 technicians.

About Future Shop
With 135 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (seewww.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).

SOURCE Future Shop

For further information: Elliott Chun, E : echun@futureshop.com, P : 604-412-174