Consumers are increasingly attached to their mobile devices, a fact that provides opportunities for retailers that understand the connection, said Best Buy's interactive marketing director, Tracy Benson. In a short video that debuted at NRF's Retail Innovation & Marketing Conference on Thursday, the company talks about that connection and how it can work in retailers' favor.
TiVo on March 27 will begin offering two new digital video recorders, according to this report citing Best Buy product pages. The company apparently will serve up a Premiere version, which will be able to record up to 45 hours of HD content, and an XL version that can record 150 hours.
Klipsch, the manufacturer of up-market stereo speakers, has come out with a new line called the Icon V series, which will be sold exclusively at Best Buy stores. One speaker in the line, coming in at $950 a pair, is the VF-36 floorstander, a literal tower of power that can handle a peak of 600 watts.
Sprint's red-hot Samsung Instinct smartphone has become the best-selling such device in the past two years for Best Buy and delivered "record sales" during its two weeks on the market, the retailer said Wednesday.
A week before posting fourth-quarter earnings, Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson reported signs of a slowdown in the Canadian market similar to what has happened in the U.S. He added, however, that some categories, such as gaming and computers, continue to see "pretty robust activity."