Best Buy Prepares for a Shift to Downloads
Date: Monday, November 09, 2009 @ 14:08:14 UTC

Legions of technologically challenged customers represent the next frontier for Best Buy, which is not only the nation's largest electronics retail chain but also the second-biggest seller of DVDs, behind Wal-Mart. Sales of CDs and DVDs have declined precipitously this year; along with video games, they plunged 23% from a year ago at Best Buy stores in the company's most recent quarter. The retail giant is responding not by cutting back on entertainment but by aggressively positioning itself for a future when movies, music and games are watched, heard and played from bits instead of on discs. Complete Article

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