Best Buy Co., Inc. operates as a multi-national, multi-channel retailer of technology products in the United States, Canada, China, and Mexico. Its stores offer consumer electronics consisting primarily of television and home theaters; digital cameras and camcorders; DVD and Blu-ray players; portable electronics, such as MP3 devices, headphones and speakers, car stereo, navigation and satellite radio; and all related accessories. The company's stores also provide computing and mobile phone products, including notebook and desktop computers, tablets and e-readers, mobile phones and related subscription service commissions, and related accessories; entertainment products, such as video gaming hardware and software, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, digital downloads, and computer software; and appliances, including large and small appliances, and kitchen and bath fixtures, including faucets, sinks, toilets, and bathtubs. It also offers extended warranty service contracts, technical support, product repair, delivery, and installation services, as well as offers snacks and beverages. The company operates e-commerce operations, retail stores, and call centers; and conducts operations under various names, such as Best Buy, including BestBuy.com and BestBuy.ca; Best Buy Mobile; Five Star; Future Shop, including FutureShop.ca; Geek Squad; Magnolia Audio Video; and Pacific Sales. The company was formerly known as Sound of Music, Inc. Best Buy Co., Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota.
Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. The company primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions. Its Ross Dress for Less stores sell its products at everyday savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices primarily to middle income households; and dd's DISCOUNTS stores sell its products at everyday savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices to moderate income households. As of May 3, 2014, it operated 1,172 store locations in 33 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. Ross Stores, Inc. was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Dublin, California.
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. designs, manufactures, sources, and markets footwear, apparel, and accessories. The company operates through Lifestyle Group, Performance Group, and Heritage Group segments. It offers casual footwear and apparel; performance outdoor and athletic footwear and apparel; children's footwear; industrial work boots and apparel; and uniform shoes and boots. The company sources and markets a range of footwear styles for men, women, and children, including shoes, boots and sandals under various brand names, including Bates, Cat, Chaco, Cushe, Harley-Davidson, Hush Puppies, HyTest, Keds, Merrell, Patagonia, Saucony, Sebago, Soft Style, Sperry Top-Sider, Stride Rite, and Wolverine. It also markets apparel and accessories under Merrell, Saucony, Sebago, Sperry Top-Sider, and Wolverine, as well as licenses its brands for use on non-footwear products, including Hush Puppies apparel, eyewear, watches, socks, handbags, and plush toys; Wolverine brand eyewear and gloves; and Keds, Saucony, Sperry Top-Sider, and Stride Rite brand apparel. In addition, the company markets pigskin leather under the Wolverine Warrior Leather, Weather Tight, and All Season Weather Leathers trademarks for use in the footwear industry. Wolverine World Wide, Inc. sells its products directly in the United States, Canada, and certain countries in Europe to a range of retail customers, including department stores, national chains, catalogs retailers, specialty retailers, mass merchants, Internet retailers, and governments and municipalities; and through its wholesale and retail operations, and licensees and distributors internationally. At of December 28, 2013, the company operated 463 retail stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom; and 63 consumer-direct Websites. Wolverine World Wide, Inc. was founded in 1883 and is based in Rockford, Michigan.