Detroit and Honolulu might be as different as two cities can be, but if Microsoft has anything to do with it they will have at least one thing in common. A job posting on Microsoft’s Careers website shows the company is looking for people to work in new stores in Detroit, Michigan and Honolulu, Hawaii. Microsoft has been slowly expanding its retail presence in the last year, and they will certainly try to keep growing in 2013. Currently they have 51 stores in the US.
As Microsoft makes a push into hardware, like they did with Surface, they will want more places to sell the products. Having a retail store means Microsoft can control the buying experience for consumers. They won’t have to rely on Best Bey staffers to learn about Microsoft products.
Is there a Microsoft Store near you? Have you ever visited?