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11 May: Best Buy to open 4 new outlet stores, add new product categories

Best Buy will open four new outlet stores, which feature open-box and clearance items at reduced prices, this summer and fall in select cities across the United States.

We have talked about our plans to double the number of outlets over the next year, and we’re excited to share that new stores will open in Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Manassas, Virginia. (We currently have 16 outlet stores in cities ranging from Moreno Valley, California, to Kennesaw, Georgia, to Brockton, Massachusetts).

Our new Chicago, Phoenix and Manassas outlets will be remodels of existing Best Buy stores, and our current Houston outlet will move to a new location that’s three times bigger.

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06 May: Best Buy expands health, outdoor living, and transportation categories

Earlier this year, we said we’d be expanding and launching new product categories that solve your needs. Today, we’re excited to share some updates on a few different collections you will soon see in select Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com.  

Health and wellness 

Technology’s role in the health and wellness industry has grown quickly over the past few years, ranging from products that help monitor blood pressure to innovative skin care devices.  

On that note, nearly 300 Best Buy stores (and BestBuy.com

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05 May: Best Buy named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year For 9th year in a row

We are proud of the work we do every day to help our customers save energy and live a more sustainable lifestyle. And getting recognized for it makes it even better.

That is why we are excited to be named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the ninth year in a row.

Every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlights organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. We were awarded ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for our efforts in protecting the environment and helping consumers save energy and cost savings. This

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05 May: Best Buy Teen Tech Center® teens featured in national ad campaign

Starting this month, a new nationwide Best Buy ad campaign will feature teens and the mentors that are helping them pursue their dreams.   

Mentor Moments” highlights three pairs of teens that participate in Best Buy Teen Tech Center® programs around the U.S and their relationships with their Best Buy Teen Tech Center coordinators. In the short films, New York City-based New York City-based director and documentary filmmaker Rodney Lucas and story producer Bridget Botchway Bradley focus on the power and lasting impact of mentorship.

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03 May: Best Buy named to Forbes’ 2022 Best Employers for Diversity list

Best Buy is proud to be included on the 2022 Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity as one of the top four retailers on the list. It’s our third consecutive year making the rankings that recognize leadership and commitment toward building a more inclusive workplace.

We were named to this list based on results from a survey of 60,000 people who ranked their employers on topics such as age, gender and LGBTQIA+ equality. Companies were also evaluated on diversity among top executives and board members.

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02 May: Making dreams a reality through Best Buy Teen Tech Center® programs

Through each music video produced, robot built, and photograph captured at Best Buy Teen Tech Center® locations, teens are getting one step closer to making their dreams come true. And now, customers can be a part of it.   

This week, we’re launching an opportunity for customers to make an impact. Best Buy customers can make a donation to the Best Buy Foundation in support of Teen Tech Centers starting May 1 when they make a purchase in stores, online at BestBuy.com

True Waste Blog

27 Apr: Three more Best Buy facilities earn TRUE certification for zero waste

We’re proud to share that three supply chain facilities — two in California and one in Washington — have earned TRUE certification for zero waste. That means each building diverts more than 90% of its waste from landfills, getting us one step closer to making a positive, lasting impact on the planet.  

These distribution centers are joining our Reverse Logistics Center in Chino, California, which was Best Buy’s first facility to receive TRUE certification last year, each with goals of supporting supply chain waste reduction.    

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22 Apr: Best Buy’s priority on planet puts sustainability front and center

The impact of climate change poses a major challenge for all of us, and it will take bold action to help the planet.

As we celebrate Earth Month and Earth Day today, Best Buy continues to take action year-round to do better for the planet, our employees and customers, and the communities we serve. From our supply chain to our retail stores, we are continually working on ways to reduce our carbon emissions and drive the circular economy, a system in which nothing is wasted and we keep products in use for as long as possible.

Haul Away Recycling Blog

20 Apr: Best Buy launches home pick-up recycling service

Starting this month, Best Buy, the nation’s largest retail collector of e-waste, is making it easier than ever to get rid of old tech while protecting the environment – by picking it up directly from customers’ homes. Once picked up, all products are then responsibly and safely recycled.

Just a click away, anyone in the U.S. can now request pickup and recycling for old electronics, keeping tech, including appliances, out of landfills and giving it a second life. The Best Buy Standalone Haul-Away service will remove and recycle up to two large products (including TVs, major appliances, all-in-one computers and monitors), along with select smaller products, like laptops, cameras, cords, gaming consoles and more.

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15 Mar: Best Buy’s role in the future of aging at home: Deborah Di Sanzo at SXSW

Sure, the well-known South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival features concerts, art exhibitions and celebrities exploring Austin, Texas. But the real magic happens when industry leaders and speakers convene to discuss and debate challenges and share their perspective on the future of tech innovation.

This year, President of Best Buy Health Deborah Di Sanzo hit the stage to share how Best Buy is using technology to enable aging adults to live and thrive in the comfort of their homes.

A Panel of Industry-leading Experts

In the panel “There’s No Place Like Home: Scaling for the Future,” presented by Energizing Health, Deborah joined Hon Pak, chief medical officer at Samsung; Bill Hawkins, senior advisor at EW Healthcare Partners; and host Jisella Dolan, chief global advocacy officer at Home Instead.

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15 Mar: Best Buy named to 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies list

Best Buy is proud to be included on Ethispheres 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies list. We are one of only three retailers on it, and it’s our eighth time earning the honor.

The Ethisphere list recognizes companies based on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, and diversity initiatives.

Here are some of the efforts that contributed to our inclusion.

  • We continued our yearly employee Code of Ethics training. This required course for all employees contains examples of real-life, everyday situations that they might face and helps guide their decision making.