Wal-Mart gunning for Best Buy, Again.


There's suddenly buzz that Wal-Mart has declared war on electronics retailers Best Buy and Amazon, but why? Of course it has. Keeping up with and conquering the competition is what retailers do and few do it better than Wal-Mart. With Circuit City gone, there's a void to fill and even in a down market there's enough business to raise all boats. Heck, even Sears is seeing a bump in online traffic.

The Wall Street Journal paid a visit to the Bentonville, Ark. headquarters and scored some great face time with the executives in charge of the category, all to coincide with the announcement that Wal-Mart is rolling out new merchandising and expanding CE departments in 3,500 stores today. But is this a pointed initiative or a continuation of existing policy?