hhgregg in Myrtle Beach begins liquidation; sale to start Saturday

MYRTLE BEACH (AP) – Consumer electronics chain hhgregg Inc. is going out of business and shutting down its stores.

This includes one of it’s stores located on Seaboard St. in Myrtle Beach which began it’s liquidation sale on Saturday.

The Indianapolis company said Friday that it will liquidate its assets after failing to find a buyer for the business. It filed for bankruptcy protection in March.

Founded in 1955, the retailer says it has 220 stores in 19 states selling major appliances like washers and TVs. As of May last year, it had about 5,000 employees.

The company is the latest brick-and-mortar chain to buckle under due to industry changes from the rise of online shopping. Amazon.com has eaten away at sales of almost every traditional retailer. Earlier this week, shoe chain Payless ShoeSource filed for bankruptcy protection.

WBTW contributed to this article.