World Wide Stereo's president Bob Cole has joined the board of the PRO Group, the group said this week.
Meridian Audio said this week that it has added Crutchfield Corp. as an online resale partner, for its Explorer USB DAC and Director DAC products.
LG factory executives, engineers, CE industry representatives and customers were on hand as Video & Audio Center of Santa Monica, Calif., hosted a launch event for LG's new 4K Ultra HD TVs at its custom home theater showroom Thursday night.
ProSource said this week that it recently hosted a series of "high-level E-commerce meetings" in Chicago. Such companies as Bjorn's, Crutchfield, Electronic Expo, Huppin's/One Call, Stereo Advantage and World Wide Stereo were represented at the meetings.
NAD will ship in July the Digital Classic Series: three new components designed to bring its traditional customer into the realm of computer audio while at the same time cultivating the younger, “digital native” demographic familiar and comfortable with streaming media “to whom the hi-fi industry is Apple,” said Greg Stidsen, NAD’s director of technology and product planning.
Rick Souder, COO and executive vice president of merchandising at Crutchfield, spent his early working years in management positions at The Gap and U.S. Shoe Corporation. While he valued the experience he gained there, he’ll tell you there’s nothing in the apparel business that matches the excitement of selling consumer electronics.
This year’s Hall of Fame celebrates respected veterans who have battled the ups and downs of the CE industry and emerged as market leaders. They are survivors who continue to enter the fray each day in search of a new business opportunity, a way to improve the customer experience or find a new strategy that will enhance a partnership.
The way the creative minds at BOOM Movement see it, young consumers today are more interested in how a product fits their lifestyle than the brand name stamped on the device.
Cyber Monday has become the busiest shopping day of the year at Crutchfields. The Albemarle County-based consumer electronics business is expecting online sales to account for nearly twenty percent of overall sales this year. The Monday following Thanksgiving weekend has become a busy online shopping day and officials at Crutchfield's say it's one they spend months gearing up for.
"We will work with suppliers and manufacturers to develop specials the week of Thanksgiving and specifically Cyber Monday," said Rick Souder, the Chief Operating Officer at Crutchfield.