Best Buy has been struggling for some time to revitalize its business and return to relevance as it fights the increasing shift toward online retailers. To this end, the company has looked at various strategic partnerships as a creative way to drive business -- not long ago, Best Buy piloted offering Geek Squad services inside other retailers. With the increasing importance of personal electronics, Best Buy is now looking to Samsung.

In the video below, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses an important new alliance that Best Buy hopes will allow it to fight another day. Find out his views on how successful this move might be for the retailer and its new partner.


The brick-and-mortar versus e-commerce battle wages on, with Best Buy caught in the middle. After what might have been its most tumultuous year in history, there are now even more unanswered questions about the future for the big-box electronics retailer. To help answer them, The Motley Fool has released a premium research report detailing the opportunities -- and the risks -- in store for Best Buy. Simply click here now to claim your comprehensive report today.

The article Best Buy's Latest Grasp at Survival originally appeared on Fool.com.

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