Sunday, April 14, 2013
Plus, another Best Buy customer reports having his car broken into and items stolen while he shopped.
The following information was supplied by the Manchester Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) March 30: 100 block Highlands Boulevard Drive Stealing: One person left the Manchester Best Buy with a computer, while two other people distracted the employee at the front of the store. Police do have a description of the suspects and their license plate number. April 3: 100 block Highlands Boulevard Drive Stealing/Property Damage: A Manchester Best Buy customer said he had his car broken into while he was shopping. Items valued at approximately $200 were reportedly stolen from his tool bag. Anyone with information on these …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Now Best Buy has joined Yahoo! in banning employees from working from home.
Here at Patch, there is no "here." We all work from home. Or from coffee shops, public libraries, patios, porches and dining rooms—anywhere we can get a wi-fi signal. It keeps us nimble, keeps costs down and let's us work out in the world with the people in the communities we cover. It's a great gig. And not to gloat...but I was in the warmth of my home office working while some of you were fighting traffic during the recent snowstorms. But it's obviously not for everyone. Some people prefer the office environment, the regular interaction face-to-face with coworkers. And in the case of Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, she wasn't having it anymore. She insisted several weeks ago that the company employees could no longer work from home. But …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
It changed hands in 2010. Now, the Post-Dispatch reports that the company owned by real estate developer and Rams owner Stan Kroenke assumes control.
The busy shopping center at the southeast corner of Highway 141 and Manchester Road has changed hands a little over two years since the last time, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The newspaper reported that the Phoenix firm that had owned the Manchester Highlands shopping center sold it this week to TKG, which is The Kroenke Group, owned by real estate developer and St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke. The parties did not disclose the purchase price. The center is anchored by Best Buy, Bed, Bath and Beyond and a Walmart Supercenter. It last sold in September 2010 to Cole Real Estate Investments in Phoenix, which paid $48.5 million for the center at the time.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The next-generation gaming console goes on sale today, but shortages are expected for those without pre-orders.
It's release day for the latest gaming console from Nintendo and only the quick or those with pre-orders are likely to find one in stores today. (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The Nintendo Wii U debuts at $300 and likely to be one of the most sought-after items of the holiday season with the company hoping to move 3.5 million units this year. However, national media is reporting that shoppers who haven't pre-ordered can expect day-one shortages. (Read Related Story: Walmart Holding Its Earliest Black Friday Ever) Locally, representatives from some locations of Target, Walmart and Best Buy said they would have some Wii U's on hand for those who didn't pre-order, but expected them to sell out quickly. "I would …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
When shoppers arrived at the Ellisville Best Buy Saturday, they were told the store was closed and referred to other nearby stores. The store is open for business Sunday as it prepares to shut down for good.
As previously reported by Town and Country - Manchester Patch, Best Buy is closing 50 stores nationwide. This weekend, Best Buy announced on its website that the Ellisville store off Manchester Road is one of the stores closing. The store was closed on Saturday and would-be customers were referred to nearby Best Buys stores, including Manchester Highlands Best Buy and the Chesterfield Valley store. As reported by KMOV, as customers showed up to shop Saturday, they were turned away and given a flier that directed them to the nearby locations. Best Buy's website states customers "currently doing business" with the closing stores are being contacted. The Ellisville store will be open again on Sunday and offer a 20 percent off sale on …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Is the Manchester store in danger of closing?
Best Buy announced Thursday that it will close 50 big box stores in the United States in an effort to improve its bottom line. CEO Brian Dunn said in a press release that as the consumer electronics industry evolves, the company is taking “major actions” to improve its operating performance. The company hopes its new multi-channel strategy will strengthen its portfolio of store formats. The strategy includes “closing some big box stores, modifying others to our enhanced Connected Store format, and adding Best Buy Mobile stand-alone locations,” Dunn said, noting that the company’s goal is to improve the shopping environment, increase its points of presence and improve performance, in addition to increasing profits. He added that the coming …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Best Buy says it's been overwhelmed with online orders and won't get some of those items shipped in time for Christmas.
Electronics retailer Best Buy says it's been overwhelmed with orders for some products on its online store and won't be able to get some of those items under the tree in time for Christmas. According to a report by the Associated Press, "the Minneapolis company declined Thursday to specify how many orders are affected or which products are out of stock." Tech blog Gizmodo quoted from the company's official statement, which said: "Due to overwhelming demand of hot product offerings on BestBuy.com during the November and December time period, we have encountered a situation that has affected redemption of some of our customers' online orders. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused and we have notified the affected customers…
Friday, November 25, 2011
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Lindsay.Toler@patch.com or tweet @StLouisLindsay.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The stores, sales and strategies you need to optimize your all-night shopping blow-out.
Here’s a new holiday tradition to try: Say grace, eat turkey, head to the mall. Black Friday sales start at midnight this year at some of the regions biggest stores, including Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Best Buy. We’ve read through the ads and compiled everything you need for the best all-night holiday shopping blow-out possible. And for each sale, we've highlighted the items we think would make the best gifts (at the best prices!) Check back on the morning of Black Friday for updates and tips. Hour-By-Hour Openings 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day: Walmart (toys, home, apparel) Midnight: Walmart (electronics), Target, Kohl's, Best Buy, Macy's, Old Navy,Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, St. Clair Square, South County Center, West County Center …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Most retailers surveyed said they planned to offer more overtime instead of hiring additional workers this holiday season.
Things are looking up for retailers as solid sales in recent months could mean that shoppers are ready to spend more this holiday season, according to an L.A. Times business report. Despite the expected sales growth, 67 percent of retailers surveyed by the Hay Group planned to keep their seasonal hiring at the same levels as last year, and 24 percent plan to hire even fewer workers. Designer Shoe Warehouse is located just off Manchester Road. The company reported exceptional sales growth this year, but is one of the retailers that plans to offer more hours to its normal sales staff rather than hire additional workers, the Wall Street Journal stated. Best Buy, incuding the store in the Manchester Highlands Shopping Center, is another …