02 Nov: Best Buy Debuts Exclusive Insignia LED Light Bulb With Improved Features for Easier Adoption of LED Lighting

MINNEAPOLIS, November 2, 2012 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY), the industry leader in consumer electronics, today announced a new LED light bulb. Powered by Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) LEDs, the new bulb is designed with improved features to make adoption of LED lighting easier for consumers. The Insignia LED bulb, available exclusively at Best Buy, was developed in partnership with local Twin Cities inventor, Dave Carroll, and offers distinct advantages over existing LED bulbs on the market today.

Unlike other LED bulbs, the Insignia LED light bulb looks like a traditional incandescent light bulb, a familiar bulb shape for consumers, and provides a more ambient, omni-directional light.

03 Mar: Best Buy Issues Open Letter Inviting U.S. Small Businesses To Join Its Affiliate Program

MINNEAPOLIS, March 3, 2011 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), a leading retailer of consumer electronics, today issued an open letter to U.S. small businesses that participate in affiliate programs with online retailers:

Dear Affiliates,

Best Buy is aware of the uncertainty you are facing in this current economic environment. We know that some companies are reviewing their affiliate programs as activity increases in specific states considering e-fairness legislation. This legislation requires online-only retailers who utilize affiliates to collect sales tax due on purchases by residents in those states.