MINNEAPOLIS – April 30, 2013 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), the leading authority and destination for technology products and services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its 50 percent interest in Best Buy Europe, the joint venture it created in 2008 with Carphone Warehouse Group plc (CPW). The sale price of £500 million (approximately $775 million as of April 29, 2013) is comprised of £420 million in cash and £80 million in CPW stock subject to a 12-month lock-up restriction.
MINNEAPOLIS, January 11, 2013 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) today announced revenue of $12.8 billion for the nine weeks ended January 5, 2013 compared to $12.9 billion for the nine weeks ended December 31, 2011.
Domestic comparable store sales flat
Free cash flow guidance updated
“One of the first priorities of our Renew Blue strategy is to stabilize and then begin improving our comparable store sales. During the most important period in the retail calendar – the holiday sales season – we were able to improve our Domestic comparable store sales trends compared to the performance of the last several quarters and continue our strong traffic growth in our online business.
MINNEAPOLIS, November 12, 2012 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY), the leading multi-channel retailer of technology products and services, today announced that Sharon McCollam, the retired Director, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., will join the company as its new Chief Administrative and Chief Financial Officer, effective December 10, 2012. McCollam, 50, left Williams-Sonoma earlier this year after serving as an executive officer for more than 12 years.
As the Chief Administrative and Chief Financial Officer, McCollam will influence and shape all aspects of Best Buy’s operations and transformation strategy.