CES 2016: Best Buy VP Laura Bishop will sit on a panel to discuss the opportunities the entire industry faces

MINNEAPOLIS, 2016-1-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thousands of techies from around the world have been drooling over drones and swooning over self-driving cars since CES 2016 kicked off in Las Vegas earlier this week.

But for Best Buy, the conversations will go beyond the latest and greatest consumer electronics. We’ll also be at CES to explore the less-visible sides of tech innovation: finding sustainable solutions for our business and our customers.

On Jan. 8, Laura Bishop, vice president of Public Affairs & Sustainability at Best Buy, will sit on a panel to discuss the opportunities the entire industry faces as we aspire to be responsible manufacturers and retailers. Joining her on the panel will be some of our business partners including:

  • Nate Hurst, Sustainability Innovation Officer, HP
  • Mark Newton, Head of Regulatory and Environmental Affairs, Samsung Electronics America
  • Rhonda Clark, Chief Sustainabilty Officer and Vice President of Environmental Affairs, UPS

At Best Buy, we approach sustainability from a product lifecycle management perspective. It starts with product design and working to reduce the amount of material we use in our own manufacturing and packaging.

We know that technology can help consumers live more sustainably. By offering an ever-expanding array of “Connected Home” solutions for managing personal and home energy use, we help consumers save energy costs, improve home security and realize other advantages.

We also help our customers enjoy their consumer electronics and appliances for as long as possible. Our Geek Squad Agents repair millions of products a year and Best Buy’s Trade-In program gives electronics a second life with new owners.

Finally, we offer the convenience of an in-store and in-home recycling program for our customers. We’ve recycled more than a billion pounds of electronics and appliances so far.

As technology– from the practical to the outrageous– is previewed at CES 2016, we will be there too, highlighting the latest and greatest sustainable solutions.

Follow us on Twitter: @BestBuyCSR. Visit the Best Buy website to learn more about our sustainability efforts.

SOURCE: Best Buy

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CES 2016: Best Buy VP Laura Bishop will sit on a panel to discuss the opportunities the entire industry faces

CES 2016: Best Buy VP Laura Bishop will sit on a panel to discuss the opportunities the entire industry faces

CES 2016 new tech items can now be preordered at Best Buy

MINNEAPOLIS, 2016-1-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Technology manufacturers are announcing and showing off their latest innovations at CES 2016 in Las Vegas this week, and you can stake your claim on some of the hot products now.

Starting today, you can pre-order nearly a dozen of these new tech items on BestBuy.com — from new health and fitness devices and digital cameras to a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and 4K movies.

CES pre-order products include:

Fitbit Blaze

Fitbit Blaze

 

 

Fitbit on Tuesday announced its latest wearable device: Fitbit Blaze. The smart fitness watch makes the most of your workouts with on-screen exercises, connected GPS and heart rate tracking. It instantly recognizes when you are exercising — whether you’re cycling, running or jogging. Blaze also includes call, text and calendar alert notifications, automatic sleep tracking, a battery life of up to five days, and many accessory options. Want to see it in person? Starting Feb. 20, you can check out Blaze in select Best Buy stores. Blue Shirts will help you try it on and learn about its features. Fitbit Blaze pre-orders will ship in March 2016.

Samsung Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Samsung Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

 

If you’ve been holding out on a 4K Ultra HD television purchase until there’s more 4K content to watch, wait no more. Samsung on Tuesday unveiled the Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, which is HDR-compatible and will be available in early March 2016. It also has built-in Wi-Fi and Smart TV 4K streaming. When paired with a 4K TV, the new player delivers a superior level of picture quality. Samsung has also partnered with Hollywood studios to ensure consumers have a selection of Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with astonishing HDR picture quality. More than 100 4K Ultra HD discs with HDR are scheduled to be released, including “The Martian” and “Fantastic Four,” with pre-orders available now.

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SOURCE: Best Buy