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Newegg Previews Black Friday Deals
November 15, 2011

Newegg.com is gearing up for Black Friday, which officially begins Wednesday, Nov. 23, with unique deals and limited specials beginning midnight Thanksgiving

Top Appliance Retailers
December 27, 2010

Refrigerators, dishwasher and other home appliances can be puchased at retail stores. Retailers sell a variety of appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, cleaning devices and heating units, for homes and businesses. The Fortune 500 rates the biggest companies in the world, including the top retailers that sell appliances. These retailers sell the top brand appliances on the market as of 2010. Wal-Mart, which is the number one Fortune 500 company in the U.S., sells both kitchen and home appliances. Wal-Mart sells top brand dishwashers, air conditioners, heaters, microwaves, ovens, refrigerators and vacuums.

The Custom Mindset
March 1, 2002

Retail rules no longer apply when you start to build a custom installation business By Jeff Hoover President, AudioAdvisors Inc. President, CEDIA This is the first in what will be a series of columns written by prominent CEDIA custom installers—myself, included—to provide Dealerscope readers an education tool on specific problems you may encounter when moving into the custom business. You'll learn about the nuts and bolts of such subjects as project engineering, project management, training, job costing, labor estimating techniques, and compensation. From the art of the proposal to customer retention practices, these articles will help you understand the world

Block & Tackle- Tips for a Profitable 2002
March 1, 2002

By The Dealerscope Staff What's going to keep retail profitable this year? Dealerscope polled retailers and listened to retail executives of various formats and sizes to determine what practices they deemed important to their bottom line in 2002. The response, to a great extent, sent us back to basics, with a few twists. 1. Strengthen Employee Training Sales associates: your best asset or your greatest liability. The same goes for everybody else on payroll. "Probably the biggest best practice we have is a dedication to employee education," said Tweeter Home Entertainment Group CEO Jeff Stone. Every Tweeter employee, including corporate office employees, goes

Beyond White
December 1, 2001

Dirt Devil Platinum Force Hand Vac 08240, SRP $49.99, shipping now. Selling points: With a two-motor system driving both a constant suction power and the Power Nozzle's revolving brush, Dirt Devil packs the power of an upright into a compact handheld vacuum. The 20-ft. cord, built-in stretch hose and crevice tool and detachable power nozzle make cleaning tight areas a cinch. A bagless, see-through dirt compartment makes emptying simple and efficient. Visit www.platinumforce.com or call (800) 321-1134. Hoover Floor Mate, SRP $199, shipping early 2002. Selling points: This multi-function upright hard floor-cleaner vacuum washes and dries vinyl, ceramic, stone, laminate and sealed hardwood

Movers & Shakers Industry People on the Move
October 1, 2001

The Mobile Electronics Retailers Association (MERA) tapped noted installer David "Fishman" Rivera to provide fabrication training for installers at each of MERA's Mobile Education Tour events. Two events occured in Hartford, Conn, and in Lisle/Naperville, Ill. last month. The next and final event is scheduled for Oct. 28th in Orlando, Fla. For more information, call MERA at (800) 949-6372. The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) elected its executive committee for 2001-2002: CEDIA President Jeff Hoover of Audio Advisors; Vice President Ray Lepper of Home Media Stores; Treasurer Mitchell Klein of Media Systems; Secretary Andy Willcox of Pro Line Integrated Systems; and

Beyond White
September 1, 2001

Sharp R-1500 Series Over-the-Range Microwave Ovens. August, $299.95, available in black or white. Oven door on this 1,000-watt microwave oven conceals Sharp's Auto-Touch control panel for flush appearance. The 1.5 cubic feet of interior cooking space houses a 14 1/8-inch turntable. A two-speed fan, light and the RK-240 charcoal filter completes the OTR installation. Hoover SteamVac deep cleaner with Max Extract, Model F6055-900. Shipping, $379. Two sets of lights signal to the consumer when the deep cleaner is picking up water, when water is no longer detected and when the machine's recovery tank is full and needs to be emptied. Its multi-brush system can

People
June 1, 2001

BestBuy.com, Inc., the wholly owned Internet subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc., appointed Lynn Morris to the position of senior vice president of operations. Formerly a vice president with Best Buy, she is responsible for BestBuy.com's information systems, fulfillment functions, human resources, finance and project management. Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. announced the promotions of Kevan Morris to senior vice president and Keith Burnett to vice president of marketing, both for the car electronics division. Gene Kelsey has been named to head Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company's (PCEC's) newly formed Brand Strategy Group as vice president and general manager. He was formerly vice president and general manager of

Seeing (Energy) Stars
June 1, 2001

By Tatyana Sinioukov With the impending energy supply problems this year, a home appliance that conserves energy is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Appliance manufacturers and retailers are aggressively promoting Energy Star products, now that the program has gained critical mass with stricter standards and more product categories. The Federal Environmental Protection Agency's voluntary Energy Star ratings program geared up in 1996, with products hitting retail showrooms in 1998. Manufacturers and utilities participated first, and the program didn't see significant retail involvement until late 1998. Now, with Energy Star ratings commonly associated with premium appliance lines, retailers are heavily involved. At Energy

People
April 1, 2001

At Best Buy, Melissa Boughton was promoted to vice president, leasing for Musicland stores, and Rick Bateson was promoted to vice president, design and construction of Musicland stores. Steve Baldridge was promoted to vice president, corporate controller for PC Connection Sales Corp. Stephen Townsend was promoted to vice president of business operations for PC Connection. Babbage's Etc. appointed John Woodson president of its strip mall strategy, in addition to his current responsibilities as president, Internet/publishing; David Carlson executive vice president of finance and control; Bill Chinn vice president for the mall and strip mall stores operation; and Russ Howard, currently vice president of brand