JB Hi-Fi Limited is a publicly-listed Australian retailer that sells and specializes in consumer goods. JB Hi-Fi has locations in Australia and New Zealand. The company is based in Melbourne, with its headquarters located in Southbank. JB Hi-Fi has three different store formats. JB Hi-Fi stores are electronics and small appliances stores, JB Hi-Fi Home stores sell large electronics and small and large appliances. JB Hi-Fi Express stores is a concept store launched in October 2019, as a smaller version of the traditional JB Hi-Fi store, with a focus on mobile products.
JB Hi-Fi was established in 1974 by Mr. John Barbuto (JB), trading from a single store in East Keilor, Victoria. He had one simple philosophy: to deliver a specialist range of Hi-Fi and recorded music at Australia's lowest prices. The business was sold in 1983 and by 1999 another nine stores were opened. In July 2000 JB Hi-Fi was purchased by private equity bankers and senior management with the aim of taking the successful model nationally. In October 2003, JB Hi-Fi was floated on the Australian Stock Exchange. Now, maintaining Barbuto's original philosophy, JB is one of Australasia's fastest-growing and largest retailers of home entertainment. In July 2004, JB bought the Queensland Clive Anthony chain of stores which sell consumer electronics, white goods, cooking appliances, and air-conditioning. These locations have now been converted into JB Hi-Fi HOME stores, where you can find everything you love about JB plus more.
JB stores offer the world's leading brands of Hi-Fi, Speakers, Televisions, DVDs, VCRs, Cameras, Car Sound, Home Theatre, Computers, and Portable Audio and continue to stock an exclusive range of specialist Hi-Fi products. JB Hi-Fi also offers the largest range of video games, recorded music, DVD music, and DVD movies with over 50,000 CDs and most major studio DVD releases, all at cheap prices! Check out our weekly deals.