How to open up stores in the COVID-19 pandemic is up for consideration across the retail industry, and Best Buy has determined to restart operations in 200 stores across the U.S. to offer an in-store, by appointment consultation service.
Best Buy is taking several actions in response to the pandemic, temporarily furloughing some store employees, as sales remained mixed in March and April as the coronavirus spread.
A range of retailers across channels are responding to the coronavirus outbreak with moves to temporarily close their stores, reduce store hours and other consumer and employee oriented initiatives.
Retailers across a range of channels are addressing the coronavirus outbreak in stores and online, responding with measures to address consumer and employee safety and health concerns, ramping up the cleaning of stores and boosting cleaning tool and supply assortments to meet increased consumer needs.
Best Buy has issued a statement regarding the independent review of allegations against the company’s chief executive officer Corie Barry contained in an anonymous letter sent to the board in December.
Best Buy is kicking off the holiday season with free next-day delivery on thousands of items, the company said.
In an investment presentation, Best Buy highlighted the progress made on its Building the New Blue growth strategy, detailing how it plans to move forward with the initiative, with an emphasis on customer relationships and “winning the home,” as well as discussing the company’s long-term financial outlook.
Best Buy continues to be lauded for its assortment of floor care and home environment products due largely to the retailer’s on-going commitment to carry items that showcase new technology as part of an effort to help consumers easily maintain a clean and healthy home.
According to a study from marketing technology and analytics agency Adlucent, consumers planning to take advantage of Amazon Prime Day remain enthusiastic about the e-tailer. But the shopping doesn’t stop there, as approximately 68% of consumers will explore beyond Amazon, comparing products and prices on other sites.