10 Apr: Music Brings Family Together In Time Of Social Distancing

Robert Berry knows how to carry a tune.

After all, he grew up in a musical household. His mom was a classically trained concert pianist, his father was a Baptist preacher with a booming baritone vocalist, and he and his nine siblings all sang in the church choir. But that was years ago. 

“We literally had not taken the time to sing together since our father’s funeral in 2008,” said Robert, who is a risk and compliance manager at Best Buy.

Like many of us, Robert wanted a way to connect with others amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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14 Nov: Hubert Joly Links Business Purpose, Corporate Responsibility at BSR

A company’s ultimate purpose is to serve the common good, Best Buy Executive Chairman Hubert Joly said Wednesday at the annual conference of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR).

“The purpose of a company is not to make money,” he said. “It is to serve all of the stakeholders, including customers, employees, partners, vendors, the communities in which we operate, the environment and shareholders. The idea is that there is no trade-off, no need to choose between the various stakeholders.”

Hubert noted that businesses “do well by doing good” and that a company’s sustainability efforts are most impactful when they are connected to its business purpose and overall success.

20 Aug: Best Buy CEO Statement On Boca Raton Event

One of our customers in the Boca Raton, Florida area was tragically attacked yesterday and has since passed away. We are profoundly sorry and offer our deepest sympathies to her family. Out of respect for them, we have closed our Boca Raton store today.

Beyond working with law enforcement in any way we can, we have suspended our relationship with the small, local company that was subcontracted to deliver to the customer’s home. In the hours after we initially learned what happened, we immediately revisited our delivery and installation programs and, in the coming days, will do two things: 1) ensure all our processes were followed and 2) work with our delivery partners to do anything more we can to help ensure that this type of tragedy will not happen again.


09 Oct: Best Buy volunteers help Phoenix students build laptops

As groups of students entered a Phoenix Convention Center meeting hall on Monday afternoon, 260 Best Buy volunteers cheered and gave high-fives.

The Best Buy employees were on hand to help the students build their own Kano laptop computers. The volunteer event helped kick off the company’s annual Holiday Leadership Meeting, where company leaders from across the U.S. come together to get ready for the holiday season.

Working with the kids “just makes you feel good, and it’s fun for us because we’re learning too,” said Jennifer Dieckhoff, general manager of a store in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.


15 Aug: Best Buy Acquires GreatCall, A Leading Connected Health Services Provider

Acquisition is in line with Best Buy 2020 strategy

Strengthens company’s position and growth opportunities in the
fast-changing health space, with a focus on the growing needs
of the aging population


Minneapolis, August 15, 2018 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY), a leading technology products and services provider, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GreatCall, Inc. for $800 million in cash.  

GreatCall is a leading provider of connected health and personal emergency response services to the aging population, with more than 900,000 paying subscribers.


27 Jun: Get your boat ready for summer fun

Whether your boat hits the waves year-round or only during the summer months, tech can help make the most of your time on the water.

Geek Squad Autotech leads Alex Perez in Florida City, Florida, and Blake Jacobsen in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, install marine gadgets in all types of boats, albeit for very different waters. They’ve worked on everything from cruisers and fishing boats to jet skis and catamarans.

We turned to them to learn more about the latest boat tech. 

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02 May: Game like a Pro with New Fnatic PC Gaming Equipment

Best Buy, your destination for all things gaming, and Fnatic, one of the world’s leading brands in esports, are teaming up to bring you PC gaming equipment fit for the pros.

Starting today, fans can pre-order Fnatic’s latest collection of gaming accessories on BestBuy.com. We’re the exclusive U.S. retailer, and the new products will arrive in more than 300 stores later this month.

The new line of next-generation PC gaming equipment includes the STREAK and miniSTREAK keyboards and CLUTCH 2 and FLICK 2 mice.


05 Jan: Geek Squad Advice on Meltdown, Spectre

You might have seen media reports about Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that could affect technology devices.


What’s going on?

Meltdown and Spectre are not viruses or active attacks. They are security vulnerabilities that could allow a malicious third party to access stored information on an individual device. However, so far there have been no reports of any criminal exploitation of this vulnerability.


What should I do?

In this situation and others like it, Geek Squad recommends downloading the latest software updates and patches for all of your computers, phones and other devices.

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22 Dec: Geek Squad Heroes Reunite With Woman They Saved


As soon as Geek Squad Agents Thomas Willis and Lucas Wilt entered the hospital room, the woman’s face lit up with excitement.

“My heroes!” she exclaimed. Then she asked for a hug, and the Agents were more than happy to oblige.

The last time they saw one another, the Agents were saving the woman from a fiery crash on the back roads of southwestern Virginia. She was badly injured and had to be airlifted to the hospital. Now, she’s expected to make a full recovery.


08 Dec: Sending Our Thoughts to Those Impacted by California Wildfires

Like the rest of the country, we have been watching with horror the wildfires in Southern California. Our thoughts are, of course, with our employees, customers and communities affected.

While all employees are safe, too many have been impacted, including one who lost his apartment to the fires and more than two dozen who were forced to evacuate and remain uncertain about the fate of their homes. We are working with each of them to get them help.

At the same time, we’re looking to do what we can among those less fortunate communities we serve who are facing the effects of these fires.


08 Dec: Best Buy Is A Climate A-Lister

Best Buy has been recognized as a global leader in addressing climate change, securing a spot on the prestigious CDP Climate A List for the second time.

This distinction, awarded Thursday, puts Best Buy among the top 5 percent of companies participating in CDP’s climate change program, which is regarded as the “honor roll” for environmental stewardship. Best Buy is one of only two U.S. retailers named to this year’s list of 120 companies.

Reducing carbon in our operations has been a key focus at Best Buy for nearly a decade.


07 Dec: National Safety Council, Best Buy Provide Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is one of our favorite times of the year, but unfortunately, it’s also a time when home thefts and accidents tend to rise.

On Thursday, Maureen Vogel from the National Safety Council and Pedro Melendez, a Best Buy smart home security expert, talked to media outlets around the country to educate consumers about common holiday safety hazards and how to prevent them.


Let’s start with thefts.  What’s the best way to keep those online gift purchases from getting stolen?