Apple Is Partnering With Best Buy for Repairs. Is That Enough to Fix Consumers’ Complaints?

Apple announced Wednesday that it’s adding Best Buy retailers to its previously-exclusive list of authorized repair locations. The facts of the exchange are simple: Nearly 1,000 Best Buy locations can now offer Apple-certified repairs with an Apple-certified technician. This brings the number of the third-party repair locations to 1,800, a figure that doesn’t include the […]

Best Buy Names Finance Chief Corie Barry to Replace Hubert Joly as CEO

Best Buy bby said on Monday that its Chief Financial Officer Corie Barry will be its next chief executive, tasked with continuing the electronics retailer’s remarkable transformation under outgoing CEO Hubert Joly. Barry, a 20 year veteran of Best Buy, is also the chain’s chief strategic transformation officer, and will take the CEO reins on […]

Your Nation Is Counting On You

The U.S. Census matters, let us count the ways. Every ten years, the government takes a snapshot of the people who live in the U.S. When those snapshots are put together, they become a slow-moving movie of a changing nation. The data determines the shape of election districts, the allocation of state and federal representatives […]

Best Buy Stock Jumps 17% After Strong Holiday Season

In its latest master class of how a brick-and-mortar retailer can thrive in the era, Best Buy bby reported a blockbuster holiday season quarter on Wednesday, sending shares up 16%. The electronics retailer said comparable sales, which include store-generated and online revenue, rose 3% in the quarter ended February 2, their eighth straight quarter […]