Best Buy Europe will scrap plans for big box stores, closing all 11 of the U.K pilot stores. Instead it will focus on its 2,500 profitable small box stores.
Electronics retailer Best Buy has apparently seen the writing on the wall regarding the future of technology sales. Acknowledging the growth of both mobility and managed services, as well as the decline of big box retail amid competition from a host of companies in those areas, the company has made a series of strategic announcements. Here's a look.
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