20 Sep: LA teens win tech challenge with street food app

More than 40 youth from Best Buy Teen Tech Centers™ across Los Angeles learned about entrepreneurship and market research this summer. Then they put their skills to use in a tech innovation challenge.

The teens’ ideas varied from environmentally sustainable school lunches, to an app to find local music events, to an educational video game.

“I was very impressed with how the young people took issues that they saw in their communities and industry and explored new ways to address them,” said Chheav, a Best Buy social impact manager.


21 Jan: Best Buy commits to eco-friendly television displays

Best Buy is proud to share that starting in January 2022, newly designed models of Best Buy’s Exclusive Brand (ExB) televisions will adhere to the European Union’s eco-friendly display enclosure requirements outlined in Commission Regulation 2019/2021. Our industry leading goal is designed to promote a safer circular economy and will better support the recycling of plastics. 

Through our chemical management program, we address the human health and environmental risks in the following ways:

  • Regulatory compliance. Our comprehensive management systems ensure the products we sell comply with all applicable chemical regulations. 

11 Nov: From Bronze Star to Best Buy blue, this Army veteran gives ‘maximum effort’

From an early age, Heath Garcia knew he wanted to serve his country.

It started during visits to his mom’s family in Missouri. His grandfather and his seven brothers had all been in the military, serving in World War II and Korea.

“I was fascinated by the stories he told and in awe of what my grandfather used to do,” Heath said. “I wanted to carry on that tradition.”

He joined the Army at 19 years old and served for seven years.

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15 Oct: Employee’s children’s book highlights the hijab with pride

A black girl wearing a pink hijab with a superhero cape and a silver crown graces the cover of Zinet Kemal’s first children’s book, Proud in Her Hijab: A Story of Family Strength, Empowerment, and Identity

A Best Buy employee working in the cloud security engineering space and proud mother of four, Zinet has two daughters who wear hijabs. When she didn’t see girls that look like them represented in literature enough, she decided to write a book of her own.

Growing up, it was normal for Zinet to see women wearing hijabs and to hear the occasional biased comment.


12 Oct: Forbes names Best Buy to 2021 World’s Best Employers list

We’re excited to announce that Best Buy today was named to Forbes magazine’s list of the World’s Best Employers.  

We were selected based on employee survey results, helping us gain a spot among 750 companies from across the globe. It’s the second time Best Buy has received this recognition. 

Forbes surveyed 150,000 workers in 58 countries to create the list. Participants were asked to rate their own employer, as well as others in their industry. The survey considered every aspect of an employee’s experience, such as working conditions, salary, diversity and potential for growth. 


10 Jun: Best Buy’s College Crew ambassadors help campus peers succeed

As a freshman at Georgia State University, Kwizera Richard enjoyed creating videos in his dorm for his YouTube channel. He wanted to do more but didn’t have the right tech to help.

His peers recommended visiting the Creation and Technology Lab (CATLab) on campus, where students can check out technology for their personal use. Little did he how much the lab would mean to him and his creativity.

“I was able to get my hands on the equipment that I couldn’t otherwise afford,” Kwizera said.


03 May: Best Buy ranked No. 1 big-box retailer for COVID-19 safety

Best Buy has ranked as the top big-box retailer in a national assessment of brands’ safety response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ipsos, a leading market research firm, compiled its Consumer Health & Safety Index based on results from shoppers at 3,500 individual locations and a survey of 2,000 people. It evaluated which health and safety attributes are most important to customers and how brands are performing compared to consumer expectations.

Best Buy led big-box retailers in several categories, including social distancing measures, sanitizer offerings and employees wearing masks and gloves.


04 Mar: Best Buy creates scholarship fund for HBCU students

To support students and build a diverse talent pipeline across the country, Best Buy has committed to provide $44 million to expand college prep and career opportunities for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) students.

As part of those efforts, we partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to launch a scholarship fund that helps reduce financial barriers for Black students attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and prepares them for the tech-reliant jobs of the future.


02 Mar: Best Buy appoints Steven E. Rendle to board of directors

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) today announced that Steven E. Rendle, a leading executive in the apparel industry, has been appointed to its board of directors, effective March 18.

Rendle is the chairman, president and CEO of VF Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with a family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland® and Dickies®. The 120-year-old company’s purpose is to power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and the planet.


16 Nov: How to create your own restaurant or spa experience, right at home

This year, our homes became much more than just living spaces. They became our offices, day care centers, yoga studios and everything in between.

We might not have seen it coming, but this shift has taught us that we’re resilient beings, capable of adapting to fit our needs.

These needs come in many forms, like setting up comfortable spaces to work or to relax. Renovations and upgrades have surged in the past six months as many people seek to create a safe haven of sorts.


16 Nov: Thermador Makes It Easy To Personalize Your Space

Personalization is more than a trend. It’s the new way of living.

Now more than ever, clients are transitioning their homes into personalized sanctuaries completely designed around the way they live.

Discover how to elevate any room in the home with Thermador luxury appliances.

Customize your kitchen

From a decadent speakeasy, a pup-friendly lounge or a space completely dedicated to self-care, Thermador goes beyond the standard kitchen to meet your client exactly where they’re at.

A Wine Preservation Column and Glass Care Center Dishwasher are the perfect addition to any space designed around entertaining.


16 Nov: House of Rohl fixtures tell story of handcrafted precision

When looking to make a big impact in an environment full of bustle and noise, a good story is an excellent place to start. Enter House of Rohl.

For House of Rohl, it’s a story of handcrafted precision. From initial creation to addressing the challenges of today, this family of luxury kitchen and bath fixtures embraces key principles that led to its continued success.

It all stems from House of Rohl’s focus on talent, grit and a vision for a cleaner future, said Vik Szemerei, the brand’s director of strategic accounts.