Best Buy: CSR & Sustainability News

Best Buy Co., Inc. is an American specialty retailer of consumer electronics in the United States, accounting for 19% of the market. It also operates in Mexico, Canada & China. The company’s subsidiaries include Geek Squad, CinemaNow, Magnolia Audio Video, Pacific Sales, and, in Canada operates under both the Best Buy and Future Shop label. Together these operate more than 1,150 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, China, and Mexico. In addition, the company has opened over 100 Best Buy Express Automated Retail stores or “ZoomShops”, operated by Zoom Systems, in airports and malls around the U.S. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Richfield, Minnesota.

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Black Friday 2012: More Hours, More Resistance

If you think Black Friday couldn’t get worse, you got it wrong. The biggest shopping day of the year is beginning earlier than…
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Best Buy Enters the Home Energy Market

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn wrapped up this week’s BSR conference with a commitment to helping consumers save on energy at home – a great…
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Sustainable Business Practices at Best Buy: Recycling and Upgrading

By Amanda Kidd For a company that has a fifth of the total consumer electronics market under its belt in the United States,…
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Putting the Power to Conserve Energy in Consumers’ Hands – Through Technology

Neil McPhail, board member, Alliance to Save Energy and senior vice president, new business customer solutions group at Best Buy discusses how power…
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Best Buy’s New Sustainability Report: Between Recycling and Upgrading

Best Buy released their 2011 sustainability report last week, entitled “Our World, Connected.” It is a comprehensive report demonstrating Best Buy’s CEO commitment…
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Best Buy Switches Off Electric Motorcycles

Recently Best Buy decided to cease the sales of most battery powered bikes and scooters after committing to them for over two years…
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Best Buy Wants to Become Top EV Seller; Educating Customers is Key

When it comes to innovation, Best Buy continues to surprise me with with just how far ahead they are of every other big-box…

Will “Company Gardens” Catch On? What Can They Influence?

PSFK pointed me to a great article in the NYtimes from last month entitled “The Rise of Company Gardens.” At corporate office parks…
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HP and Best Buy on Best, Worst Company Lists at the Same Time

They were the worst of companies, they were the best of companies. Hewlett Packard and Best Buy have managed to get themselves on…

Are Big Box Stores Advancing or Detracting Sustainability Efforts? Yes.

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Best Buy Moving Forward on Alternative Transportation and Other “Clean” Electronics

Rick Rommel, Senior VP of Emerging Business at Best Buy, was a guest speaker at the State of Green Business Conference.  Best Buy…

State of Green Business Forum 2010 in San Francisco and Chicago

When: February 4, 2010 in San Francisco February 9, 2010 in Chicago Organized by: GreenBiz.com Despite a sickly economy, green business is alive…

Why Best Buy Is the Electronic Recycling King

In October, I wrote a post titled Best Buy’s Environmental Efforts. As the likely biggest collector of electronic waste in the U.S., Best…

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“The idea of building a business selling sustainability without having a clearly articulated price competitiveness strategy is a recipe for failure.” That sentence…

Best Buy’s Environmental Efforts

Best Buy Co. Inc, the world’s largest electronics store chain, has several programs that allow its customers to recycle appliances and electronics. In…