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CE Pro Podcast #77: Stereo Barn Reflects on 50 Years in Business

Family-owned Stereo Barn started in 1971, migrating from pure retail to custom installation. Community involvement has helped breed success.

Jason Knott · October 08, 2021

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Best Buy Takes $199 Totaltech Membership Nationwide, Adds Exclusive Access to Holiday Products

Best Buy Totaltech members will receive 10% off custom installation, free Geek Squad tech support, and access to ‘hard-to-get’ holiday gear.

Jason Knott · October 05, 2021

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Best Buy Revenues Surge 20% Higher

Best Buy Q2 revenues hit record $11.8 billion driven by home theater, appliances, mobile phones and installation services.

Jason Knott · August 24, 2021

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Magnolia Audio Visual Founder Len Tweten Dies at 94

Len Tweten formed Magnolia in 1954 and was early pioneer of audio and home theater before selling to Best Buy in 1988.

Jason Knott · June 17, 2021

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Best Buy Q1 Sales Up Whopping 37%

Best Buy revenues were ‘stronger than expected’ with $11.6 billion in sales from February through May. Company raises forecasts.

Jason Knott · May 27, 2021

Best Buy President Stepping Down

Best Buy president Mike Mohan is leaving the company after 17 years. His role will not be replaced, but distributed among other executives.

Jason Knott · April 30, 2021

Just One Touch Uses Creativity and Clever Marketing to Blend Retail and Custom Integration

Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center uses marketing and instinctual ingenuity to master the elusive formula of combining CE retail with custom installation.

Jason Knott · April 22, 2021

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Best Buy Beta $199 Pilot Membership Program Has Amazon Prime Feel

Best Buy Beta membership pilot program includes free shipping, free installation on certain products and unlimited Geek Squad tech support.

Jason Knott · April 14, 2021

Best Buy Q4 Revenues Up 12.6%; Cuts 5,000 Jobs

Best Buy announces solid Q4 revenues with home theater as a driver. Total Tech Support program remains strong. Retail store closings on tap.

Jason Knott · February 26, 2021

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COVID-19 Forces Fry’s Electronics to Shut Down

The West Coast electronics retailer Fry’s Electronics is shutting its doors due to COVID-19.

Robert Archer · February 24, 2021