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New Product Plays for Almo For 2015
January 14, 2015

Rick Wigen, distributor Almo’s vice president of product management, talks 2015 strategy and products with Dealerscope’s Nancy Klosek

New Product Plays for Almo
January 1, 2015

Dealerscope: Almo has added some new vendors over the last few months. Would you tell our readers ho

Advertising, May You Rest in Peace!
June 12, 2013

I declare, with great respect for so many smart global marketers, first bragging rights, first memorialized announcement rights that “advertising as we knew it, know it, show it, roll it is dead, buried and gone.” 

Justin Time With Innovative Technology’s PowerCase
May 13, 2013

Some say Innovative Technology, a CE vendor based in Port Washington, N.Y., is one of the biggest manufacturers of accessories and audio products that you’ve never heard of. Corey Lieblein, who founded the company in 2001, is hoping to change that with the launch of the Justin line of tablet power cases (MSRP $69.99). The launch kicks off June 7 on QVC with eight flavors of the Justin PowerCase for iPads, followed two weeks later with a general retail release throughout North America. Innovative Technology’s 2014 roadmap includes more than 70 products in the Justin line.

Amazon Satisfies Mobile Buyers Most; Apple Ties with QVC
February 12, 2013

Amazon proved No. 1 among consumers shopping for the holidays via their mobile devices, according to a new report from analytics firm ForeSee.

Released today, ForeSee's "Mobile Satisfaction Index: Holiday Retail Edition" awarded Amazon a score of 85 out of 100 based on satisfaction among shoppers who used its mobile retail store.

Apple tied with QVC for second place with a score of 83. After that came NewEgg, Victoria's Secret, Barnes & Noble, Footlocker, HSN, Costco, and Hewlett-Packard to round out the top 10.

The poll specifically focused on the 25 largest

How Retailers can Fight the Amazon Goliath
June 7, 2012

How are Amazon's sales growing so dramatically - 30 to 40 percent quarterly for the last umpteen quarters - when even the big retailers are struggling to grow 1 to 2 percent? In record time, Amazon has taken on the Goliaths of retail yesteryear with their massive resources, nationwide store footprints and well-known brands, and turned them into isolated Davids.

In 17 short years, Amazon has grown to be the 12th largest US-based retailer, larger than even Macy's or Staples.  Amazon's 2011 online sales of $48 billion dwarf every competitor's online sales

The 2012 Dealerscope 40 Under 40
June 1, 2012

The exclusive release of the annual Dealerscope 40 Under 40.

When we asked this year's group of 40 Under 40 industry stars to share their take on the state of the economy, one of our favorite answers came from Micah Williams, owner of Sonus Car Audio in Clarksville, Tenn. "Our outlook is if you're going to stand behind the counter, clerk boxes and compete on price then the economy is bad," he said.

Amazon, Apple Top E-Retail Satisfaction Survey
May 9, 2012

Amazon has once again topped ForeSee’s Top 100 E-Retail Satisfaction Index, the analytics firm announced Wednesday. Amazon led the rankings with a score of 89 (out of 100), topping its 2011 score of 86.

Beyond Amazon: E-Commerce Satisfaction Leans to Avon, JC Penney
December 28, 2011

Amazon leads the pack. Netflix is in a tailspin and Best Buy has a lot of catching up to do.

ForeSee is out with its e-commerce satisfaction scores and to no one's surprise Amazon is the top dog. Netflix's scores have crashed too. But the real jostling for position is among those multichannel brands such as Avon, JC Penney and others. According to ForeSee, Avon was the No. 2 e-tailer and JC Penney was No. 3. JC Penney is worth watching given Ron Johnson, Apple's former retail chief, is now CEO. QVC