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ADI on Monday announced the dates for the ADI Expo Training Series, under the theme "Lead the Way." The Expo events will feature more than 130 participating manufacturers, at 39 venues. 

Panasonic said this week that it has reached a deal with Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to provide HD displays throughout Angel Stadium

Almo Professional A/V said Tuesday that it has added several partners and product showers for the Anaheim stop of the E4 AV tour, which is scheduled to kick off next week.

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. 

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.

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