What impact will the launch of Best Buy and Buy.com have on the UK trade?

BLOG: American invasion

Having been one of the most talked about issues in the UK industry for around two years now, Best Buy finally opened the doors to its massive Thurrock flagship store at the end of last month.

The news won’t be welcome to everyone in the retail community here. For smaller independents, the firm’s boasts of top notch customer service will raise alarm bells – and larger chains like DSGi have just as much to lose by the presence of a large, cash-rich chain operating a very similar business model.

Indeed, it didn’t take long after the announcement of Best Buy’s intentions on UK soil for speculation to begin whipping round about the possibility of a buyout.

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