Best Buy opens at The Junction, Thurrock

Electrical retailer Best Buy opened its first UK store at The Junction Retail Park in Thurrock on 30th April 2010 at 7.00am.

Best Buy have taken the 50,000 sq ft former Courts Unit. The opening event was a huge success and attracted thousands of excited customers who took advantage of great opening deals, competitions - and entertainment was also provided.

Paul Antoniadis, CEO of Best Buy Branded Operations said: "I'm delighted to announce that the first three days of our opening weekend in Thurrock have been confirmed as the biggest ever opening weekend for a Best Buy store anywhere in the world by volume of sales. Everyone on the Best Buy team is thrilled with the start of this new chapter in Best Buy's story."

Kam Prajapati, General Manager at Thurrock commented on the day of the opening: "Today has been an exciting time for our customers, Blueshirts and Geek Squad Agents alike. The response from customers has been so positive, whether about our helpful, knowledgeable team or the range of latest technology on offer - including TVs, laptops, mobiles, electric bikes, scooters and cars - and the amazing prices. What's been even more amazing is the surprise when people realise the real possibilities of technology. We help our customers to Walk out Working when they buy any laptop, camera or mobile phone, offer 121 Help so we can show them how to network their laptop, mobile and TV together to watch, share and enjoy music, movies and games at home and on the go."

Jo Lord, Managing Director at the Junction comments: "We are delighted Best Buy has chosen The Junction Retail Park at Thurrock to open their first store in the UK. Their brand will be hugely additive to the whole of Lakeside, bringing new customers to the area and in particular our retail park. Both teams have worked together to produce a spectacular store which customers have responded very positively to".

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