2012 Dealerscope Buying Group Profiles
April 19, 2012

Azione Unlimited 35 S. High St. West Chester, PA 19380 Phone: (610) 344-7477 Fax: (610) 344-7734 Website: www.azioneunlimited.com Richard Glikes, President & CCO Members: 150 expected by year-end Key Suppliers: Canton, Digital Projection, JBL Synthesis, Revel, Lexicon, Integra, Peerless AV, Monitor Audio, JL Audio, Perfect Path, Sonance, IC Realtime, Stewart Filmscreens, Salamander, Epson, Liberty Audio…

Retailers Shift from Commodity Sales
September 1, 2007

The more retailers we talk to the more it seems pure CE retail, one without some type of service model attached, is quickly becoming a thing of the past. As outlined in the two stories that make up this month’s cover package (beginning on page 38), as well as a handful of other stories throughout the magazine, it’s clearly been a rewarding ride over the last year for the retailers that have taken a risk or at least the extra steps to redesign stores, revamp Web sites, reposition product lines, add new training initiatives and increase their consulting, installation and integration services. We love to

What They’re Thinking: Rachelle Friedman
June 1, 2007

First job in the CE industry: While I was still in college, going for a degree in chemistry, we (she and husband Joe Friedman) started J&R as a part time endeavor to make some money until I graduated. I have two heroes in my life: Rudolph Giuliani, for his determination, leadership and courage after 9/11. He was the visible sign of strength and confidence about the future that our downtown family desperately needed to recover from the trauma of destruction and fear of the unknown. And my mother, for showing me how to be a strong woman while still being a classy lady and dealing with

Game On?
June 1, 2007

The question plaguing independent consumer electronics retailers used to be: Do you want to get into the video game console business? Today, the question seems to be: Do you even have a choice? When everything is about “high-def” and the two biggest sources of high-definition hardware are the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, a retailer avoiding consoles is like a baseball player refusing to swing at curveballs. Sure you can still hit the fastball out of the park, but you’re severely limiting just how successful you can be every time you get the bat in your hand. In the land where everyone is either a Mets

Wine and Dine
October 1, 2006

Inducting Induction Thermador added more induction cooktops to its line of higher end cooking appliances. The company has introduced five glass ceramic models in 36-, 30- and 15-inch sizes. The top-of-the-line 36-inch cooktop features five induction zones, while the other 36- and 30-inch models offer a Hybrid radiant/induction version. This is aimed at consumers who want to step up from their current cooktops, but still want to use their older cookware (induction cooking requires special cookware). The 15-inch unit offers dual zones that form one large 12-inch induction element, which is also utilized in the center of the 36-inch models. This zone offers 3,600 watts

Beyond White
December 1, 2005

De'Longhi, an Italian brand imported to the U.S. by EuroChef, recently announced the availability of its high-end 48-inch, side-by-side range. It has twin stainless steel warming drawers with individual thermostats and humidity control. It has a stainless steel 304 scotch brite finish and has six gas burners with electric ignition. Two burners in the center are designed for larger pots and can heat to 32,000 BTUs. Call 886-844-6566 or visit www.dehonghimajorappliances.com. Amana added to its range of dishwashers with a new removable in-door silverware basket. The in-door silverware basket has a double-basket design for loading silverware and utensils. The basket also stands

Beyond White
November 1, 2005

Sharp Insight Pro One of the newest takes on the all-in-one concept, this Cooktop+Microwave Drawer contains a 1000-watt Microwave Drawer that sits beneath a smooth glass ceramic cooktop. The unit measures 30 inches wide, and the drawer can handle 9-inch by 13-inch oblong dishes. It is available in stainless steel (model KB-5121KS), black (model KB-5121KK) and white (model KB-5121KW). Prices start at $1,689.99 and the units will begin shipping in January. www.sharpusa.com A Cool Cooler Danby's DWC2121BLS integrated wine cooler is part of its Silhouette line. This twin door model has two independent compartments that can have distinct, electronically-controlled environments to store

Beyond White
June 1, 2002

LG LMV1915NV OTR microwave. Available now for $699 SRP. A 1.9 cubic foot capacity microwave with 1,000 watts of power, dual distribution cooking system, removable cooking rack, recessed turntable, and humidity sensors. Other features include one-touch control from an extra-wide LCD panel, which features LG's easy to use "Scroll and Cook" recipe and instructions. Call (201) 816-2600 or visit www.lgeusa.com Elmira Stove Works antique-styled refrigerator, 1897. Available now for $3,995 SRP. Sporting looks that harken back to a bygone era, this 25.2-cu. ft. refrigerator might look old, but inside it's all modern. Features include fully adjustable, spill-proof glass shelving, sealed vegetable crispers

Meet the Advertisers
October 1, 2001

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