Best Buy

A multi-channel global consumer electronics retailer and developer of technology products and services.

Business
December 3

This Christmas, Hatchimals could be bigger than Tickle Me Elmo

Retailers and analysts say they have not seen consumers this enthusiastic about a toy since Tickle Me Elmo.
Business
November 25
The Target in Eden Prairie was busy Thursday night as shoppers there made their way past big screen TV deals placed in the clothing section.

Retailers have high hopes as Black Friday kicks off

While the final numbers on Thanksgiving Day traffic won't be in for days, some Twin Cities store managers said the crowds seemed larger.
Business
November 21
Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly examine a convertible laptop on the sales floor with sales representative Justus Murphy.

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly smiling over the retailer's holiday prospects

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly delights in proving wrong the naysayers who thought Amazon would put Best Buy out of business. To the contrary, he says, there's room in the market for both to win.
Business
November 18

Best Buy continues to outperform even while Samsung recall dents holiday momentum

The company's stock jumped sharply to its highest level in more than six years.
Business
November 5

Target, Best Buy can't wait for shoppers to shift out of election mode

Among those who will be cheering this week for the end of this highly contentious and emotionally draining election season are America's retailers, now itching for shoppers to get into the holiday spirit.
Business
October 28

Best Buy's holiday campaign stars Don Rickles, Bobby Flay

The retailer's tagline for the year-end shopping season is "Holiday Gifting Made Easy."
Business
October 24

Best Buy again offering free shipping through holiday season

Move simplifies message, helps electronics retailer compete with Amazon.
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September 26

Best Buy will highlight products by start-ups in section of store, website

New program offers manufacturing and marketing support.
Business
August 23
Best Buy signage at the company headquarters Thursday, June 7, 2012, i...

Best Buy shares boast biggest one-day jump in a decade

Stock sees best one-day gain in decade after sales increase surprises analysts.
Business
August 22
Best Buy has taken over the rotunda at the Mall of America for a few weeks to showcase connected home products in a huge display that replicates various rooms in a house.

Best Buy opens connected home display in Mall of America

Display at MOA is part of the retail chain's 50th anniversary celebration.
Business
August 2

Some of Best Buy's Samsung mini-shops are closing, others expanding

The retailer is closing some of its stores within a store, while expanding others.
Business
July 8

Best Buy reminds customers to recycle online shipping boxes

Retailer joins national campaign run by Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council.
Business
June 26

Best Buy tests in-home service to help customers figure out their tech needs

Under a pilot program, tech advisers come to customers' houses and consult on issues from internet speed to smart home products.
Business
June 14

Janitors' protest turns into celebration outside Best Buy shareholders meeting

Janitors and backers celebrated as the retailer agreed to use a "responsible" contractor.
Business
May 24

Best Buy shares tumble as CFO exits, execs warn of slow summer

The electronics retailer also lowered its profit expectations for the summer.
Business
May 6

Majority of Best Buy's top execs are women

A new services chief tipped the gender balance at the top of the electronics retailer.
Business
April 11

Best Buy's Geek Squad to swap Beetles for Priuses

Best Buy's Geek unit is trading in its Beetle for a Prius as part of a broader campaign
Business
April 9
Best Buy has six stores in Manhattan. With space at a premium, most span two or three stories, unlike the chain's stores elsewhere.

Best Buy steps up its game in New York by retooling stores

In one of the world's most competitive marketplaces, Best Buy wants to make sure it is putting its best foot forward.
Business
April 7

Best Buy rolls out same-day delivery in 13 markets

The electronics retailer expands a partnership with California's Deliv.
Business
March 15
In this May 8, 2008 file photo, Brad Anderson, Vice Chairman and CEO o...

Former Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson retires from company's board

Brad Anderson presided over a period of rapid growth.
Business
February 26

Best Buy sees tough road ahead amid smartphone sales plateau

The retailer outperformed other electronics sellers and executives see new ways to hold costs
Business
February 25
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Best Buy lays off a few dozen corporate employees

The cuts of a few dozen follow a difficult holiday season, but retailer notes it is hiring in other areas.
Business
January 14

Slower growth in smartphones dampens Best Buy's holiday

The retailer saw U.S. same-store sales decline 1.4 percent in the nine-week holiday period.
Business
December 17, 2015

Best Buy hopes faster free shipping will rein in holiday procrastinators

It's part of the retailer's push to boost sales in what is expected to be a tough holiday season.
Business
December 14, 2015
Geek Squad tie pin

Best Buy sends Geek Squad to help travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International

A temporary booth at MSP is part of the retailer's plan to grow use of its tech support.