Best Buy closing all big-box stores in U.K.

The retailer is shutting down all 11 of its big-box stores in the United Kingdom by the end of the year. The company says its rethinking its strategy in Europe after the stores proved to be a drain on its financials. Meanwhile, the retailer also announced that its buying out Carphone's interest in its Best Buy Mobile business as it tries to more fully capitalize on the mobile industry.
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The retailer is shutting down all 11 of its big-box stores in the United Kingdom by the end of the year. The company says its rethinking its strategy in Europe after the stores proved to be a drain on its financials. Meanwhile, the retailer also announced that its buying out Carphone's interest in its Best Buy Mobile business as it tries to more fully capitalize on the mobile industry.

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