Buying Power: Buying Groups End Summer With a Bang
Dealers liked what they saw. "It's something that makes the washers stand out," said Ron Romero, Schaefer's TV and Appliance Center in Lincoln, Neb. "It's a good feature because people always complain about the smell."
On the other side of the country, BrandSource celebrated its 40th anniversary at its annual National Convention and Buying Fair in Las Vegas, where it announced that it would expand its six-year-old Expert Warehouse program to include appliances.
The group also announced the testing phase of an Expert Warehouse Customer Service Portal, "a one-stop automated system for members to manage all the reverse logistics of instant rebates," said Jim Ristow, vice president for consumer electronics and head of the group's Home Entertainment Source (HES) division.