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.

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11 Jul: Best Buy, McKinsey partner to develop diverse leaders

Best Buy employees are taking their talents to new levels through a training course that helps empower high-performing managers and establish a diverse workforce. 

As part of Best Buy’s commitment to develop and support our employees who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC), we’ve partnered with McKinsey & Company to offer the McKinsey Management Accelerator program.  

The McKinsey Management Accelerator program focuses on professional career development by customizing its curriculum and discussions to the unique situations, experiences and opportunities of BIPOC professionals.


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. 

19 Nov: Best Buy named one of the World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies

Best Buy is proud to be included on Forbes’ inaugural ranking of the World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies, a list that identifies companies that are leading the way on supporting women inside and outside their workforces.

We ranked among the top third of the 300 companies on the list. And we’re one of only 20 companies on the list with a woman CEO.

Forbes teamed up with market research company Statista to survey 85,000 women in 40 countries. Respondents were asked to rate their employers on criteria such as pay equity, parental leave and opportunities for advancement.


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. 


01 Jul: Internship season sparks reflection for one former Best Buy intern

Kwadwo Owusu remembers being glued to TV news in 2008 as the financial crisis unfolded. He was just 13 years old, but it changed the trajectory of his life.

“It baffled me how decisions made in corporate offices could literally affect individuals and the economy as a whole,” he said.

So, it came as no surprise to his family when he decided to double major in finance and accounting at Minnesota State University. And that path led to a financial analyst internship at Best Buy in 2019.


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.