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Best Buy backs new stores

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Best Buy Co., Eden Prairie, Minn., the week of Sept. 11 kicks off a 10-week, $15 million multimedia campaign that backs the opening of 15 stores in the New York/New Jersey area. The push starts with a heavy run of TV advertising. The commercials, created in-house, feature the Best Buy Idea Box doing man-in-the-street interviews with New Yorkers. The humorous spots suggest the chain offers a fun, hassle-free shopping experience and low prices. The No. 1 consumer electronics retailer also is giving away 25,000 tickets to Sting's concert tomorrow in Central Park. Eleven of the 15 new stores are set to open Sept. 22.

Copyright September 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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