Rembering A Retail Veteran
February 24, 2003

Retail industry veteran, Carl Eugene "Buddy" Dixson Sr., president and CEO of Crosley Corp., died recently at the age of 83. An outspoken businessman, Dixson considered himself an advocate for the independent retailer. In 1977, he bought the brand-name of Crosley from AVCO, used if for his own distribution company and in 1978 began to offer Crosley-branded major appliances exclusively to independent retailers who began to lose product lines to national retailers. The following is an article, based on an interview with Dixson conducted by Dealerscope last Fall for our 80th anniversary issue: "I was born in this business, I've been in it