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GameStop

Nation's largest video game retailer.

Headquarters:
625 Westport Parkway
Grapevine, TX 76051
Employees: 17,000
CEO: J. Paul Raines
Stock Symbol: GME

Website: http://www.gamestop.com

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GameStop is the world's largest video game retailer. The company operates more than 6,650 retail stores throughout the United States, Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The company also owns Web properties, GameStop.com and gaming site Kongregate.com, and Game Informer magazine, the leading video and computer game publication.

GameStop sells the most popular new software, hardware and game accessories for the PC and next generation video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells computer and video game magazines and strategy guides, action figures, and other related merchandise.

In 2011, GameStop reported revenues of $9.55 billion, a slight increase from the previous year, and net income of $339.9 million.

Full year consolidated comparable store sales declined 2.1% compared to fiscal 2010. By product category, sales in new hardware and other declined, while the company posted increases in both new and pre-owned software sales.

The company's headquarters is located in Grapevine, TX about 20 miles from Dallas.

GameStop says it will open 100 new stores in 2012 in the U.S. and close 150 stores.

History

GameStop's origins began in 1983 with Babbage's, a software store chain that was purchased by book store giant Barnes & Noble on October 28, 1999. When Funco, Inc. (operator of Funcoland stores) was acquired by B&N in 2000, there was a corporate restructuring, and Babbage's Etc became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Funco. The name at that time was changed to GameStop, Inc.

GameStop went public in 2002. The company acquired the Electronics Boutique chain in 2005 for about $1.44 billion in cash and stock.

The company was added to the S&P 500 in 2008.

Benefits

PPO Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision coverage
Prescription Drug
Paid Holidays, Sick Days, Jury Duty and Bereavement
Paid Vacation
Personal Days
Flexible Spending Accounts
Company paid Short and Long-Term-Disability Benefits
401(k) plan with company matching contributions
100% vested upon enrollment!
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Discounts of 15% at our stores
Employee Discounts of up to 30% at Barnes & Noble and B. Dalton Bookstores
Business Casual Work environment

Updated December 18, 2012