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Best Buy relaunches Richfield store

Best Buy celebrates the grand re-opening of its remodeled Richfield store this weekend. The store's size was reduced by 20 percent. Shelf heights are lower. Less merchandise is stored on the sales floor and skylights provide natural light. If it succeeds, the Richfield store could be a model for many of the reeling retail chain's other outlets.
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Best Buy celebrates the grand re-opening of its remodeled Richfield store this weekend. The store's size was reduced by 20 percent. Shelf heights are lower. Less merchandise is stored on the sales floor and skylights provide natural light. If it succeeds, the Richfield store could be a model for many of the reeling retail chain's other outlets.

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