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Best Buy taps Starbucks exec to lead digital division

The retailer has hired Stephen Gillett to lead its digital and global business services. The 36-year-old was chief information officer for the coffee chain. Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn says Gillett will play a key role in e-commerce.
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The retailer has hired Stephen Gillett to lead its digital and global business services. The 36-year-old was chief information officer for the coffee chain. Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn says Gillett will play a key role in e-commerce.

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