Fry’s is fried. The electronics retailer confirmed this week it would shut down after 36 years “as a result of changes in the retail industry and the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.” While the pandemic might have been the death blow, The Verge points out that the chain has not exactly been performing at the top of its game in recent years, as it was “pushed to the brink of extinction by online retailers like Amazon, Newegg and more.”
Who’s winning the fast-food design wars? It’s Burger King, according to a new Ad Age-Harris Poll survey, which is our most-read post of the week. The home of the Whopper edged out McDonald’s, according to the poll respondents, who reviewed the new looks each chain is rolling out.
Dust off the Game Boy
Pokémon is all grown up—the gaming brand turns 25 this month, and plenty of stars are joining in the celebration. Post Malone headlines a virtual concert on Saturday, dubbed a Pokémon Day. It’s part of a program called P25 Music curated by Universal Music Group that also includes Katy Perry. The brand debuted in Japan in 1996 but did not come to the U.S. until two years later. Today.com has more on the anniversary here.