Best Buy

Best Buy Again Offering Free Holiday Shipping
October 26, 2016 at 11:38 am

Best Buy is back at it. For the second year in a row, the consumer electronics retailer is offering free shipping on online purchases during the holiday shopping rush. The offer went live this past Sunday (a week earlier than last year) and will be in effect until Dec. 24. According to the StarTribune,  online sales…

The Changing Face of Brick-and-Mortar Retail: How to Stop the Bleeding 
September 30, 2016 at 8:00 am

We’ve all seen the headlines. Retailers across the board are shuttering stores or going out of business — Sears, Sports Authority, Kmart, Office Depot. The numbers are staggering. According to data from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, retailers have laid off approximately 44,000 workers in 2016 alone — all while Amazon.com boasts 31 percent year-over-year second quarter revenues. The discrepancy in retailer…

Best Buy Opens Connected Home Display in Mall of America
August 23, 2016 at 10:45 am

To help celebrate its 50th anniversary, Best Buy is showcasing some of the latest technology it sells in a house of sorts it has temporarily put in the middle of the Mall of America. The display, called Best Buy Tech Home, opened in the mall's rotunda on Monday and will stay open through Sept. 17. Inside are…

Store Traffic at Best Buy, J.C. Penney Soars on Black Friday
December 3, 2015 at 11:03 am

In the race for shoppers on Black Friday, electronics chain Best Buy and retailer J.C. Penney won the biggest surge of bargain-hunting shoppers, according to data from Foursquare. On the day after Thanksgiving, which has traditionally kicked off the holiday season, Best Buy enjoyed traffic that was 4.2 times what its stores normally see on…

Best Buy Adds Same-Day Delivery in San Francisco
November 3, 2015 at 10:39 am

Same-day delivery appears to be here to stay and Best Buy is the latest to jump on the trend. The big-box electronics retailer recently added the option as a test in San Francisco and towns and cities between that city and San Jose as it looks to keep up with Amazon.com’s furious rollout of speedy…

Retailer-Backed Mobile Wallet CurrentC Expands U.S. Customer Test
October 29, 2015 at 10:37 am

A retailer-backed mobile wallet that rivals Apple Pay has expanded its customer test to 200 stores at 12 large retailers in Ohio, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday. CurrentC has been developed by a consortium of retailers under the Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), which includes Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and Best Buy Co Inc. In…

Best Buy to Open Mini-Shops Inside 10 Macy's Stores
September 10, 2015 at 10:37 am

Best Buy is opening its own mini-shops at Macy’s, where it will primarily sell Samsung merchandise. In the past few years, Best Buy has turned a lot of its sales space into mini-shops to show off marquee brands. Now the Richfield, Minn.-based electronics retailer is becoming a mini-shop for someone else. In early November, Best Buy will…

Best Buy to Expand Sales of Apple Watch to All Stores
August 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm

The Apple Watch appears to be a hit at Best Buy. To capitalize on that demand, the electronics retailer plans to carry the smartwatch in all its stores by the end of next month. Best Buy will sell the Apple Watch in 900 stores starting September 4, CEO Hubert Joly said during the company's earnings call…

Best Buy to Sell Apple Watch
July 27, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Apple is preparing to expand the sales effort behind the Apple Watch after it was announced that Best Buy will begin selling it in its U.S. stores beginning on Aug. 7, making it the first independent retailer to stock the wearable device.

Best Buy Rolls Out Mini-Shops for Samsung Appliances
July 2, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Best Buy’s alliance with Samsung is getting even deeper. The Richfield, Minn.-based electronics retailer already has two store-within-a-store spaces dedicated to Samsung products — one for TVs and the other for smartphones and mobile devices. Now, in some stores, it will add a Samsung-branded space for appliances. The “Samsung Open House,” a roughly 20-by-20-foot area, was installed…