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DS0307 Retail 101 ListingNews
March 1, 2007

In 2006, Dell was affected by a massive recall of Sony batteries—batteries Dell uses to power many of its laptops. In early 2007, the company opened its first store in Shanghai. Store counts and sales represent the company’s United States operations only. Best Buy Canada is covered elsewhere in this registry. Wal-Mart is aggressively remodeling many of its stores, and some analysts believe that it will take several months before its sales begin to benefit from those efforts. Sales and store counts represent United States and Canadian operations only. Falling prices on flat panel TVs helped account for Circuit City’s disappointing third quarter sales,

WinBook Introduces Its Largest HDTV Yet for $1,999
October 4, 2006

WinBook unveiled its 46D1 LCD HDTV, a 46-inch model priced to compete with the $3,799.99 Sony Bravia 46V2500 and $3,499.99 Sharp AQUOS LC-46D62U. The WinBook 46D1 costs $1,999.99 (after $200 mail-in rebate) for the same screen size. The HDTV also features 1366 x 768 resolution at 1080i, a 178 degree viewing angle, an 8 ms response time and a 1200:1 native contrast ratio. The flat panel measures less than five inches thick and weighs 62.83 pounds when wall-mounted. WinBook HDTV sourcing manager Matt Delille adds, “The WinBook 46D1 has every kind of input port customers will want - components, composite,

Dealerscope Top 50 CE Retailers
March 1, 2001

Specialized Selling Strategies By Laura Spinale Any marketing guru will tell you this: You can't sell to everyone. The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York does not serve its $45 filet of bison with truffle sauce alongside 99-cent six-pack chicken strips. Jaguar has never manufactured mid-price minivans. Successful companies find a profitable socio-economic niche and sell to it. Customers who operate outside that niche take their business elsewhere. If you don't like or can't afford The Four Seasons' buffalo, you can get some chicken strips at KFC. CE retailers have begun to accept and implement this philosophy. With the

Pipeline News
November 1, 2000

CEA Says Sales-Tax Holidays Boost PC Sales The Consumer Electronics Association released findings that showed that lower income families were more inclined to purchase a home computer system if the sales tax were eliminated, as it was during sales-tax holidays that several states enacted for the back-to-school season. The random survey showed that 27 percent of families with yearly household incomes less than $25,000 would be more likely to buy a home computer if the sales tax were eliminated. Fifty percent of the households that do already not own a computer plan to buy on in the next year and said that a sales-tax

Digital Photo Processing Gains Acceptance
November 1, 2000

The proliferation of digital cameras caused the photo-sharing and photo-processing Web-based services to sprout like mushrooms after the rain. The number of photo-processing self-serve kiosks at the retailers' stores has yet to catch up, but they certainly help increase the popularity of digital cameras. This is good news—it means more sales of the digital imaging products for retailers, more photo-sharing and processing choices for consumers and more partnerships between the online photo services and retailers to provide photo-processing services through kiosks and at the retailers' Web sites. For consumers, processing online includes many perks, such as free delivery, next-day processing, special offers or compatibility with

1999 Geography of Retailing - Atlanta
March 1, 1999

Atlanta Entrances & Exits: Miami-based BrandsMart USA tantalized Gwinnett County officials with its interest in an "accelerated expansion" in the market, but the company opted to remain in Florida--for the moment, as Atlanta is still a target for future expansion plans. In 1998, CompUSA closed one of three Computer City stores it purchased in the Atlanta market, retooled two Computer City locations as CompUSA stores and additionally opened two new CompUSA locations. Office Depot in November opened stores in Lawrenceville and Woodstock, respectively to the east and north of Atlanta proper, then in December opened a new store in Douglasville, to the west. Circuit

1999 Geography of Retailing - New York
March 1, 1999

New York Entrances & Exits: The city's first Circuit City superstore made its appearance in 1998, part of an overall trend that sees national chains opening large stores on the streets of The Big Apple. While it may make shopping easier for out-of-town visitors, portions of the city could lose their charm. The bottom line, Tops Appliance City President Rich Jones said, is the competition has been good. "It's made the market more interesting.…But there's still room in the market for a well-run regional to prosper." Tops, itself, added two new Manhattan stores since August 1998 to total nine outlets in the New York

Consumer Electronics Industry Snapshot Micro Center
December 1, 1998

Tom Fritz, Vice President, Merchandising - Micro Center 1) How did 1998's financial turmoil affect your business? We are fortunate in being a privately held company that we can adopt strategies which provide stability for ourselves and our vendor partners. We were able to deliver some advantages to our customers because of favorable exchange rates from some of our offshore suppliers. Our business is thriving in spite of the overall market softness that much of the industry is experiencing. 2) What's your forecast for 1999, and how will you adjust your business plan to address it? We're forecasting aggressive growth, both in the comp-store and new store opening