Best Buy to open Hayes store

Best Buy, a leading american consumer electronics retailer, has announced that it will open a store in Hayes during 2011.

The store will be located at the Lombardy Shopping Park on Uxbridge Road, and is expected to open in Spring/Summer 2011, creating around 100 jobs. Best Buy will also open stores in Rotherham and Enfield, to bring their UK total to eleven. Best Buy’s other London store is in Croydon, and will also open in 2011.

In 2006 Best Buy established a partnership with the Carphone Warehouse to take its business model and mobile phone expertise to the US market under the banner ‘Best Buy Mobile’. Two years later, Best Buy acquired 50% of the Carphone Warehouse’s European and US retail interests for ¬£1.1billion, creating Best Buy Europe, which is designed to accelerate the development of Carphone Warehouse’s retail proposition and to introduce Best Buy stores across Europe, beginning in the UK.

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