Best Buy to Open 100 New Mobile Stores
Best Buy revealed today in its quarterly earnings statement that it plans to open 100 new Best Buy Mobile stores during fiscal 2013, which will specialize in selling cellular phones and services. The company said that is has about 305 Best Buy Mobile stores open as of today, and will increase the number of mobile-only stores to between 600 and 800 by 2016. Best Buy reported a $1.7 billion loss for the quarter, however, and will close 50 of its big box retail stores across the country, as well as cut about 400 positions. The company said it is working to reduce costs to help turn its financials around.
Best Buy to Shutter 250 Mobile-Focused Stores
Best Buy will close 250 of its small store stores, which are mostly located in malls and focus on selling mobile devices. "The mobile phone business has matured, margins have compressed and the cost of operations in our mobile standalone stores is higher than in our big box stores," said Best Buy in a memo seen by Reuters.
Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go On Sale In US July 21
Samsung today said the Coral Blue variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets will become available to U.S. buyers starting July 21.
Cricket Expands Retail Footprint to 1,000 Best Buy Stores
Cricket Wireless today said Best Buy has agreed to sell the prepaid carrier's phones and services at some 1,000 stores around the country. The ZTE Fanfare and HTC Desire 625 are available from Best Buy's web site starting today, and will reach Best Buy's retail stores over the next few weeks.
AT&T, Verizon Bringing Store-Within-A-Store to Best Buy
AT&T today said it has partnered with Best Buy to create a dedicated space inside Best Buy stores that's unique to AT&T. The AT&T-themed section will resemble the store-within-a-store format already used in Best Buy stores by Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung.
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Mine does, and I find it rather annoying. Not to mention it will make the rest of the kiosk look bad with high prices. I guess they want to take over, well that's business I guess.
I know I find myself doing the very thing they complain about more often than not. Go down to the local Best Buy, and compare models of camera's, tv's, etc. and narrow down...