European Microsoft Store expansion said to depend on success of US retail outlets

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Microsoft will reportedly assess how its US stores are performing before deciding to expand into Europe. The Financial Times reports that Microsoft has been in talks with property landlords in the UK to potentially open stores during 2013. A final decision is said to hinge on existing store performance, despite the company’s recent international expansion to Canada and Puerto Rico.

We previously reported that Microsoft is preparing to launch a retail store in the UK during March 2013 and it has registered its own private limited company in the UK in preparation. Microsoft has been fairly aggressive with its store plans this holiday season, opening 32 pop-up stores in the US. Microsoft’s stores are generally located near Apple ones and…

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