NATM Adds New Member
By David Dritsas
10/28/02—NATM Buying Corporation announced today that Queen City TV & Appliance, a Charlotte, NC retailer with eleven stores in its region, has joined the buying group, effective immediately.
The addition of Queen City is part of a recruitment drive to add new retailers to the fold after the recent exits of H.H. Gregg and Sight n' Sound. But Queen City isn't necessarily new to the group. Two years ago it was counted as an affiliate member, according to William Trawick, NATM's President and Executive Director, before it was not initially invited to join, because the group was focusing on having larger retail members. "It was a lot different back then," said Trawick, noting that the group still had member's like Gregg's and American Appliance. Chip Player, CEO of Queen City, said that his company has been wanted to be a part of NATM for years. "We are really glad that we are now a part of them," he said.