August 24, 2015

Chain Store Age editor Marianne Wilson spoke with the industry veteran about her new position and Charming Charlie’s plans for the future.

August 21, 2015

First Best Buy became the first national retailer, other than Apple Stores, where customers can buy the Apple Watch.

August 21, 2015

First Best Buy became the first national retailer, other than Apple Stores, where customers can buy the Apple Watch.

August 11, 2015

Barnes & Noble claims the top position in a list of the most powerful “Back-to-School” retail brands, according to Tenet Partners’ Top 20 ranking.

July 31, 2015

Best Buy is moving further ahead in its quest to make shopping across platforms as easy as possible for consumers.

July 31, 2015

Best Buy is moving further ahead in its quest to make shopping across platforms as easy as possible for consumers.

July 28, 2015

While the buzzing sounds and dings of dial-up Internet access may seem like quaint relics of the turn of the century, the fact remains that millions of Americans lack even that level of Web connectivity.

July 27, 2015

Consumers who want to purchase an Apple Watch will have a new option as of Friday, Aug. 7.

July 27, 2015

Consumers who want to purchase an Apple Watch will have a new option as of Friday, Aug. 7.

July 1, 2015

Best Buy is putting a spotlight on the way technology is impacting home appliances.

July 1, 2015

Best Buy is putting a spotlight on the way technology is impacting home appliances.

June 23, 2015

All good things must come to end — including, after nearly four years, my contributions to this column. “Retail Rap” will soon be forging on without me. This is the first of two final columns I’ll be contributing, and I’ll beg your indulgence if I wax nostalgic at times in this, column number 99, and in my last submission two weeks from now, Retail Rap number 100.

May 29, 2015

Best Buy’s five-year-long initiative to reduce its carbon footprint by at least 20% by 2020 was commended by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at White House ceremonies in Washington, D.C.

May 29, 2015

Best Buy’s five-year-long initiative to reduce its carbon footprint by at least 20% by 2020 was commended by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at White House ceremonies in Washington, D.C.

April 14, 2015

Best Buy president and CEO Hubert Joly now has something in common with Frank Sinatra — you can call him “Chairman of the Board.”

March 30, 2015

Canada’s Future Shop will soon be a thing of the past. Best Buy announced it is consolidating its Future Shop division, and the chain’s namesake stores and Future Shop stores will all operate under the Best Buy nameplate. As part of the consolidation, 66 Future Shop stores will be closed, effective March 30. Also, 65 Future Shop locations will be shuttered for one week to transition to Best Buy.

March 30, 2015

Canada’s Future Shop will soon be a thing of the past. Best Buy announced it is consolidating its Future Shop division, and the chain’s namesake stores and Future Shop stores will all operate under the Best Buy nameplate. As part of the consolidation, 66 Future Shop stores will be closed, effective March 30. Also, 65 Future Shop locations will be shuttered for one week to transition to Best Buy.

March 3, 2015

Christopher Askew, president of Best Buy services, is reportedly leaving the company.

March 3, 2015

Christopher Askew, president of Best Buy services, is reportedly leaving the company.

January 15, 2015

Best Buy Co. Inc. had a happy holiday season, but the New Year is not looking so bright.

January 8, 2015

Canadian financial cooperative Desjardins Group is acquiring both the Best Buy Canada and Future Shop private-label credit card portfolios from Best Buy Canada Ltd.

December 30, 2014

Enabling shoppers to buy an item online and pick it up in a local store (BOPIS) is supposed to be a means of offering additional customer convenience.

December 19, 2014

With 2014 almost over, the looming question on everyone’s mind, of course, is whether holiday sales managed to live up to the (mostly) positive holiday forecasts from analysts and retail organizations. 

December 19, 2014

With 2014 almost over, the looming question on everyone’s mind, of course, is whether holiday sales managed to live up to the (mostly) positive holiday forecasts from analysts and retail organizations.