Organisational Structure of Best Buy -
February 2nd, 2011
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is a specialty retailer of consumer electronics in the United States, accounting for 19% of the market. It also operates in Mexico, Canada, China, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The company's subsidiaries include Geek Squad, 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, Mexico, and Turkey. In addition, the company has rolled out 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.
Best Buy was named "Company of the Year" by Forbes magazine in 2004, "Specialty Retailer of the Decade" by Discount Store News in 2001, ranked in the Top 10 of "America's Most Generous Corporations" by Forbes magazine in 2005 (based on 2004 giving), and made Fortune magazine's List of Most Admired Companies in 2006.
On March 9, 2009, Best Buy became the primary electronics retail store (online and bricks and mortar) in the eastern United States, after smaller rival Circuit City went out of business. Fry's Electronics remains a major competitor in the western United States. Many locations feature in-store pickup, which can be arranged through the company's website.
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Chairman of the Board
Vice Chairman of the Board
Kathy Higgins Victor
Connected Digital Solutions
Customer Operations Groups
Enterprise Retail Operations
Retail Channel Management
Legal & Assistant Secretary
International Retail Operati...
US, SBU CFO, Treasurer
Control & Accounting
Human Resources Communication
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