Best Buy to launch summer 2009 - hiring now
Bitterwallet reader, Tom Chapman, tipped us off in the DSGi sales blog comments that Best Buy is now hiring for UK senior staff. A quick browse through Totaljobs shows listings for a Customer Insight Manager, Head of Online Marketing and Online Content Specialist among others.
The ads state the first store will launch Summer 2009 which is inline with their statements in 2008. It seems the crumbling financial markets are not slowing their UK expansion plans.
The job listings indicate the online site will be essential to the launch as well as big box style stores (the ads refer to the US sized 50,000 sf stores). With the death of electronics retailers such as Empire Direct, the weak position of DSGi and the launch of CDiscount and Best Buy it seems the UK consumer landscape may be drastically different by the end of 2009.