Future Shop

Best Buy to Eliminate Future Shop, Close 66 Stores
March 30, 2015

Best Buy isn't pulling out of Canada completely, like its fellow Minneapolis-based competitor Target recently did. But Best Buy has announced that it will close 66 of its "Future Shop" locations in Canada, and will convert the remaining locations to Best Buy stores.

Vizio Comes to Canada
September 3, 2014

Vizio announced Wednesday that it will bring its TV and audio products to the Canadian market for the first time. The products will arrive in Best Buy and Future Shop locations north of the border starting Sept. 12.

Motorola Solutions Works with Best Buy and Future Shop to Roll Out Enterprise mPOS Solutions
January 15, 2013

Motorola Solutions is working with Best Buy Canada and Future Shop, Canada's electronics retailers, to roll out enterprise mobile point of sale (mPOS) solutions.

Both companies have improved customer service and staff productivity at a number of stores with the implementation of tablet-based mPOS technology.
Best Buy Canada and Future Shop are leveraging new mPOS applications and devices like Motorola's ET1 enterprise tablet, to empower their retail associates to help customers from the beginning to the end of their shopping experience.

Fry's Tops Monster Awards
January 18, 2012

At its annual Most Monstrous Dealers of the Year Awards ceremony and concert at International CES last week, Monster presented the "Global Gold" prize to Fry's Electronics, while World Wide Stereo and Best Buy Canada/Future Shop also took home major awards.

BlackBerry PlayBook Cuts Start, as Low as $250 in Canada
September 23, 2011

RIM's promises of cutting BlackBerry PlayBook prices to clear the slow-selling tablet have borne out as Canadian stores have started slashing prices. Best Buy and its sibling Future Shop, as well as Staples, have all dropped the price by $200 across the board to $300. The first two chains supply a gift card to get to the $300 price if bought in store, but all three give an immediate discount if the tablet is bought online. Both Best Buy and Future Shop claim the price is part of a two-week sale ending October

Boxee Box is Finally Coming - No Really!
October 21, 2010

Anyone see a pig fly by their window? Today, D-Link and Boxee announced that their long-awaited Boxee Box by D-Link will start shipping next month. Starting November 10, the box will ship to customers who pre-ordered the device through Amazon, Best Buy and Canada's Future Shop. A week later, everyone will be able to get it through various retailers and online distributors. Sounds like they are timing this thing perfectly with Google TV, no? First announced at the end of 2009, the compact box boasts streaming from your home computer, as well as TV shows, movies, music and more

It's an Exclusive Holiday at Best Buy Mobile With Launch of Four New Smart Phones
October 13, 2010

It’s an Exclusive Holiday at Best Buy Mobile® With Launch of Four New Smart Phones Pre Sale Begins Today on All Four Exclusive Devices: Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 in White with The Essential Taylor Swift Experience, Dell Streak™, HTC Surround™ Based on Windows Phone 7 and White Samsung Fascinate™ Best Buy Mobile has the most smart phones under one roof and, this holiday, it is adding to that selection with several exclusive smart phones as well. Best Buy Mobile, the mobile specialty retail unit of Best Buy Co. Inc (NYSE:BBY), today proudly announced the exclusive launch and pre sale

Best Buy's Canadian Lessons
May 13, 2009

Eight years after it entered Canada for the first time, Best Buy is hoping to apply lessons learned north of the border to its domestic business. That's according to an interview given by incoming CEO Brian Dunn to the Toronto Globe and Mail this week.