Best Buy CEO not happy about midnight open on Black Friday

CEO Brian Dunn says Best Buy needs "to be where our customers are" and their decision to join other retailers opening midnight on Black Friday reflects that. Though, Dunn says he feels terrible that the hours will impact some employee's Thanksgiving plans.
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CEO Brian Dunn says Best Buy needs "to be where our customers are" and their decision to join other retailers opening midnight on Black Friday reflects that. Though, Dunn says he feels terrible that the hours will impact some employee's Thanksgiving plans.

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