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Rob Spiegel
Mobile Device Sales May Be Best Buy's Best Bet
11/07/11 11:57 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 737 Words

... Best Buy said Monday it would buy out Carphone Warehouse's (CPW) interest in its North American Best Buy Mobile business for US$1.3 billion. By purchasing the CPW stake, Best Buy is trying to shift more of its focus to mobile devices. Best Buy...

Jesse Herman
Dumb Buy Back Program Makes Best Buy the Fool
03/18/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 702 Words

... Super Bowl brought us an exciting game and some entertaining commercials. Best Buy was all over the place with its "Buy Back" program: It offers to replace your new device (such as phone or laptop) two years after you buy it -- if...

Jeff Kagan
How Best Buy Can Make a Comeback
12/16/10 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1226 Words

One big bump comes from Best Buy , which delivered some disturbing news. While the rest of the market seems to be strengthening, Best Buy is having problems. Why? Is it a Best Buy problem or an industry problem? And what can the company...

Rob Enderle
Obama, Palin, Best Buy and Lessons in Leadership
11/08/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1618 Words

In the technology market, the most visible leader is Apple and the strongest non-Apple leader may not be Microsoft , HP or Dell -- but Best Buy . In the context of what was an avoidable thumping and a presidency that is still on...

Enid Burns
Best Buy Clears Floor Space for New Windows Shops
06/14/13 3:30 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 733 Words

... is the latest product manufacturer to follow the retail trend of setting up shop within a big box store. Best Buy and Microsoft announced Thursday that the two would partner to open the Windows Store only at Best Buy in 500 retail locations...

Rachelle Dragani
Best Buy or Best Sell? Departing Founder Weighs Options
06/08/12 10:50 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 780 Words

... Best Buy Founder and Chairman Richard Schulze announced Thursday he is leaving the company immediately and plans to explore all available options for his 20.1 percent ownership stake in the electronics retail chain. His departure comes two months after former CEO Brian Dunn...

Erika Morphy
Best Buy Puts Plan B Into Action
03/30/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 655 Words

... Best Buy is taking an ax to its big box retail business model. The company plans to close 50 of its larger stores and test new store formats in San Antonio and Minneapolis. The formats will be so-called "connected stores" that will emphasize...

Jeff Meisner
Best Buy Takes a Beating in Q3
12/16/08 11:04 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 588 Words

... electronics giant Best Buy is the latest casualty of the recession and slowdown in consumer spending. The Richfield, Minn.-based company reported a whopping 77 percent drop in year-over-year profit in the third quarter ended Nov. 29 and announced a plan to offer voluntary...

Jeff Meisner
Best Buy Brings Napster in From the Cold
09/15/08 1:09 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 619 Words

... Best Buy has announced it will acquire troubled online music store Napster for US$121 million. The deal includes $67 million of cash on Napster's balance sheet and values the Los Angeles-based Internet music store at roughly twice its Sept. 12 closing stock price.

Jeff Meisner
Best Buy Kiosks Aim to Snag Customers on the Fly
08/11/08 11:53 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 601 Words

... electronics retailing giant Best Buy is coming to an airport near you. With 965 stores in the U.S. alone, Best Buy is already one of the most ubiquitous retail chains in America.

Now, the Richfield, Minn.-based company will soon have kiosks peddling...

Erika Morphy
Mad-as-Hell Best Buy Customer Files $54M Lawsuit Over Laptop Loss
02/14/08 11:46 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 1269 Words

... frustrated Best Buy customer has filed a US$54 million lawsuit against the electronics retailer in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Her complaint? Best Buy lost the laptop she had brought in for repair; the tech staff was evasive about its...

Keith Regan
Best Buy Disappoints With Weak Profit, Outlook
06/19/07 1:09 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 800 Words

... of Best Buy slid by more than 5 percent Tuesday after the electronics retail giant posted lower earnings and moderated its outlook for the rest of the year, citing a less profitable mix of hot-selling products. Best Buy's profit for its first quarter...

Keith Regan
Best Buy Sued for Internet Bamboozle
05/25/07 10:40 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 756 Words

... state of Connecticut is suing electronics retailer Best Buy , saying the company deceived customers by using in-store kiosks linked to an employee-only Web site to suggest that bargains posted on the company's public-facing site were no longer available. Connecticut Attorney General Richard...

Martin Middlewood
Best Buy Rolls Out Customer-Centricity Program
05/07/04 2:41 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 702 Words

... it is CDs or refrigerators, megaretailer Best Buy believes it has the best deals in consumer electronics, home-office products, entertainment software and home appliances. And it wants customers to keep buying by putting them at the center of what it does. The nearly...

Peter Suciu
Amazon, Best Buy Unite on Smart TV Strategy
04/19/18 10:07 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 808 Words

... Best Buy will be the exclusive retailer for Amazon's next generation of Fire TV Edition smart TVs in the United States and Canada, under a new multiyear partnership the firms announced Wednesday. Best Buy will carry more than 10 4K and HD Fire...

John P. Mello Jr.
Apple Watch to Decorate Best Buy Shelves
07/27/15 3:26 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 809 Words

... Best Buy on Monday said it would begin selling the Apple Watch in 100 of its stores on Aug. 7, as well as on BestBuy.com. As the holiday season rolls in, it expects to expand that number to 200. Sixteen models will be...

Richard Adhikari
Leap Motion Jumps Into Best Buy's Arms
01/16/13 2:03 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 619 Words

Leap Motion , which makes a 3D controller that can track movements smaller than the tip of a pin, on Wednesday announced that it has entered a limited exclusive agreement with Best Buy . The deal will see Best Buy build endcaps in the...

Rachelle Dragani
Best Buy Throws Down Price-Match Gauntlet
10/15/12 1:22 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 647 Words

... Best Buy reportedly is attempting to keep sales from walking out the door by offering to match its online competitors in price and shipping deals during the upcoming holiday season. The electronics retailer will give employees discretion to match the price a customer...

Erika Morphy
Best Buy, Schulze Lay Out Rules of Engagement
08/28/12 8:54 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 634 Words

... Best Buy has reached an agreement with its founder and former chairman, Richard Schulze, who owns a fifth of Best Buy's shares. The accord could help facilitate a potential US$8.8 billion buyout of the retailer. As part of the agreement, Schulze will be...

Rachelle Dragani
Best Buy Investors Groan as Buyout Fizzles and New CEO Steps Up
08/21/12 6:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 720 Words

... Best Buy has named Hubert Joly the company's new CEO, the electronics mega-retailer announced Monday. The struggling chain, which faces growing competition from online and discount retailers, said it chose Joly for his expertise in turnaround and growth.

Prior to taking the...

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