Apple recently asked EPEAT, a national registry of environmentally sound desktops, notebooks, and displays, to remove 39 of its products from the group's list. EPEAT is one of the largest eco-friendly certifying agencies in the country, funded by the EPA and a coalition of manufacturers, including Apple.
Certain schools, government agencies, and businesses require their IT departments to buy EPEAT-certified products, so Apple's move could eliminate them as an option for many institutions.
But Apple, a company that has made a big deal in public about being environmentally conscious-from
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How TV Vendors Improve Dealer Profits
July 5, 2012
Something had to be done to revive a broken business. That’s the consensus among a group of key television suppliers, some who recently revamped pricing policies and third-party marketplace rules to try to increase margins on their higher-end models.
On top of those inbred problems, there are other outside factors that continue to hurt the TV market as it moves into the second half of the year: the unsteady European economy, the lousy job and housing markets, the financial markets’ volatility, the elections, and possible tax changes that could occur in 2013. And, of course, there’s the possibility of an Apple TV.
Dealerscope recently talked to executives from several of the major TV manufacturers about how they are re-strategizing around all these land mines to help dealers capture higher-ticket sales and better margins through the rest of the year. Here’s the first of a series of outtakes from the interviews. Expect more in the coming days at dealerscope.com. See our July issue for the full report.
Paul's TV Adds Recycling Program
June 10, 2012
Paul's TV last week announced the addition of a recycling program for TVs at its Paul's TV inside Art Van Furniture locations.