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Source: Marketing failure sank Best Buy in U.K.

An anonymous executive claims the retailer "got the jitters" and ditched a national TV campaign. But the chief in charge of Best Buy's European operations disputes that.
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An anonymous executive claims the retailer "got the jitters" and ditched a national TV campaign. But the chief in charge of Best Buy's European operations disputes that.

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