NECO Alliance

NECO Alliance Touts Pro-Active Retail Strategies at its Expo
September 10, 2019 at 12:06 pm

The NECO Alliance's yearly conference this week in Connecticut was a chance for members to access new buying opportunities while networking with fellow dealers to discuss common business challenges and review pro-active solutions.

Nationwide Intros Info-Pad Program
March 5, 2013

Nationwide Marketing Group is launching a retail initiative designed to turn the practice of consumer showrooming on its head. At its PrimeTime! Convention at The Sands Convention Center at Las Vegas’s Venetian this week, it presented membership with the option of signing onto what it is calling its Info-Pad program

Buying Groups Muscle On
March 1, 2009


As the winter slogs on into early spring, fewer customers are trafficking CE, appliance and furniture retailers. To adjust, retailers are running leaner, meaner and smarter than ever. For help, retailers are looking to their buying groups—networks of like-minded peers—for guidance, cost-saving strategies and empathy. 

Buying Groups, Dealers Chase Circuit City Customers
February 13, 2009

Directors of some of the most prominent consumer electronics buying groups recently talked to Dealerscope about the state of business and what they’re doing to help their partners soldier on. Here are some excerpts, taken from Dealerscope’s upcoming buying group roundtable, which focus on the impact Circuit City’s demise will have on the independent retail channel.

NECO Has ‘Upbeat’ EXPO XI
October 8, 2007

NECO Alliance’s annual EXPO XI, held last month at Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort and Casino, despite overlapping with the custom industry’s CEDIA Expo, drew a record attendance of 1,560 and sold out its allotted vendor space, according to the group’s executive director, Mel Hunger. “There was just no downside for anyone who attended,” said Hunger. “It was an upbeat show, and everyone was very positive, with a good outlook for fall. Everyone knows that there will be some shortages in CE and also price erosion, but we expected that and have forecasted well, so we’re getting lots of the products we’re

People on the Move at NECO Alliance, Honeywell
September 14, 2007

The NECO Alliance announced this week that Anthony Bruno has been named director of merchandising, a new position that will have him managing sales and marketing for all of the alliance’s brands. Bruno spent 19 years in sales and marketing positions with Maytag, and most recently worked for the appliance distributor Eastern Marketing. He will work out of a satellite office in Shoreham, N.Y. Honeywell this week named a special sales team to concentrate on the sensor products associated with security installations. The team consists of five internal representatives and 11 outside regional sales representatives.