16 Nov: 3 Best Buy stores shuttered by hurricanes reopen

Three Best Buy stores that had been closed because of hurricane damage reopened Friday, just in time for the busiest shopping week of the year.

Two of the stores are in North Carolina and sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Florence in September. The third store is in Puerto Rico and had been closed for more than a year since Hurricane Maria battered the island, causing widespread flooding, infrastructure damage and loss of lives.   

When disasters shutter stores, we look to find employees shifts at nearby locations, if possible.

Farmington store

15 Oct: Best Buy to open new store, upgrade others around Salt Lake City

This Friday (Oct. 19), Best Buy will open its first new U.S. store in seven years in Farmington, Utah.

The 36,000-square foot store will open at 10 a.m. after a ribbon-cutting ceremony with remarks from Best Buy leaders and donations to youth-serving organizations. 

A suburb of Salt Lake City, Farmington is a growing area. The new store will be at Station Park, a shopping center at the convergence of three major highways and a commuter train stop. Shoppers will have no problem getting there.


21 Sep: A year after Hurricane Maria, 4 employees share their stories

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, three Best Buy stores and a distribution center in Puerto Rico all sustained significant damage. But the company’s immediate recovery efforts focused on helping employees there.

Best Buy chartered a small airplane to get badly needed supplies — including food, water and diapers — to our employees on the island. We also used it to fly employees to the U.S. mainland. In all, 47 employees and 29 family members chose to leave the island.

Best Buy Logo

28 Mar: Future Shop Consolidating Under Best Buy Brand

To strengthen its position as Canada’s leading provider of consumer electronics products, services and solutions, Best Buy Canada, a subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) – which owns and operates both Best Buy and Future Shop stores – today announced it is consolidating the Future Shop and Best Buy stores and websites under the Best Buy brand and unveiled an ambitious plan to build a leading multi-channel customer experience.

Best Buy Canada also announced today it has reviewed its real estate footprint to address the fact that a significant number of its Future Shop and Best Buy stores are located adjacent to each other, often in the same parking lot.

Samsung VR

07 Feb: Experience Samsung’s Virtual Reality World at Best Buy

Photo credit: Samsung

You may have seen the words Virtual Reality in the headlines lately, especially if you followed the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month. But what is virtual reality, why is it suddenly such a big deal, and why do techies want to try it out?

Starting Sunday, Feb. 8, you can see what all the hype is about by trying out the latest virtual reality headset from Samsung at select Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy stores nationwide.