Contacts: Mark Shaw, Electronics Division Merchandising Manager, Nebraska Furniture Mart
Mark Shaw has been either working an electronics showroom floor or managing one for over 20 years. The Electronics Division Merchandising Manager at an Omaha retail legend, the Nebraska Furniture Mart, Shaw says he’s watched closely as TV fads have come and gone.
“A couple of years ago, having a flat panel in your home was bragging rights,” he says. “People would invite people over just to see it. That newness hasn’t worn off totally, but a I see a trend now towards fitting the TV into home decor.”
Shaw is in a good position to capitalize on that mid-Western (and one could make a case for national) trend. Just last year, Nebraska Furniture Mart made a major investment in renovating its electronics and appliances showroom. Now, says Shaw, an entire new category of mounting products known as “wall furniture” are dispayed with the latest models of plasmas and LCD’s.