Ultimate Electronics

All About the Journey
January 1, 2015

Career decisions present themselves quite definitively at times, and much more subtly at others. Hav

Core Brands Names Ashbaugh Director of CI Sales
August 4, 2014

Core Brands said Monday that it has appointed Scott Ashbaugh to the position of Director of CI Distribution Sales.Ashbaugh will report to Senior Vice President of Sales Dave Keller.

Soundcast Names Coyer Director of Training
December 4, 2013

Soundcast Systems this week announced that Jesse Coyer has been named its new director of training. Coyer is a veteran of Ultimate Electronics, Magnolia Home Theater and Best Buy's Geek Squad.

PRO Group's Rogers to Retire
February 20, 2013

Glenn Rogers will retire from his position as business manager of the PRO Group at the end of this month, the group announced Tuesday.

The Big Box Electronics Retailer That's Actually (No Joke) Growing
August 13, 2012

One commonly accepted assumption in modern retail is that the death of the big box store is nearing. As shoppers become increasingly comfortable using tablets, smartphones, and other gadgets to purchase, among other things, tablets, smartphones, and other gadgets, the future of big box electronics retailers such as Best Buy seems especially troubled. So how is it that one electronics chain has been able to expand in recent years, opening dozens of stores around the country, often in the spots formerly occupied by failed electronics brands like Ultimate Electronics and Circuit City?

Should Best Buy Embrace 'Showrooming'?
April 26, 2012

Best Buy hates being called "Amazon's showroom." Yet oddly, that insult may reveal a path forward for the struggling electronics giant. Some analysts think Best Buy's long-term future might rely on turning its business model upside-down. Instead of specializing in selling electronics gear, it could gradually refocus its consumer-electronics business on everything but: instruction, service, support, connections, returns, pickup - all tricky things to do online.

But most of all, Richfield-based Best Buy could embrace being a showroom. That means welcoming price-checking shoppers into the store to play

2012 Hall of Fame: Babak Ghaznavi
January 1, 2012

If the saying "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" applies to anyone, it applies to Babak Ghaznavi, president of Paul's TV. When Ghaznavi was 14, his father, who was working at a petrochemical company in Iran, wanted a better life for his son. Not knowing much about America or its education system, he randomly…

hhgregg Eyeing Wisconsin
September 1, 2011

hhgregg, which is set to debut in Chicago in the coming weeks, is reportedly eyeing a directly north for its next territorial expansion.

Ultimate Electronics Sues Apple
July 28, 2011

The successor company to defunct retail chain Ultimate Electronics, which closed earlier this year, has sued Apple and is seeking $420,104.