Q&A with Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson

Best Buy CEO and Vice-Chairman Brad Anderson talks to TIME's Kristina Dell about competition, acquisitions and expansion.

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Brad Anderson, CEO of Best Buy

Selling televisions and computers is a fickle business, but the giant leading the pack keeps on growing. Best Buy, the world's largest consumer electronics retailer just snapped up half of Carphone Warehouse, the largest mobile phone retailer in the U. K. The marriage helps Best Buy gain a foothold in Europe and expand its business into cell phone sales, while giving Carphone Warehouse a leg up in electronics. Best Buy CEO and vice chairman Brad Anderson talks with TIME's Kristina Dell about global expansion, best-selling products and how he made the jump from sales clerk to CEO.

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