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Kicker Performance Audio honored 18 U.S. retailers in its annual Dealer of the Year awards at International CES last week.

Gary Chorman didn’t skip a beat when asked to name the best new product of the year.

From Abt Electronics in Glenview Ill., Panasonic and Comcast kicked off a limited launch of tru2way technology to Chicago electronics shoppers. A similar kickoff happened in a Denver Ultimate Electronics store.

Just because you play chess like a champion doesn’t mean you’ll slay your opponents on a Scrabble board. The same goes for name brands in electronics. It’s hard enough in this age of price-driven buying to build the foundation of a brand, let alone maintain the overall structure. And once that’s built, transferring that equity to another product type can be even more daunting. Epson America, a strong name in the image capture and output category, seems to be managing this “image transfer” seamlessly into the residential front-projector market arena. The company has sold front projectors in both the commercial and educational markets for

Springing Forward After Slow WinterBy Markkus RovitoORLANDO, Fla.—Most NATM Buying Corp. members and executives maintained an attitude of cautious optimism for 2001 at the group's annual meeting held last month. Although NATM Executive Director Bill Trawick called CE sales figures in January and February "not exciting," NATM expects another year of growth, with sales bouncing back in the second half of the year. (Note: After the NATM meeting, major stock indexes fell to their lowest levels in more than two years for the week ended March 16.) In order to weather the storm, NATM said its members would work on increasing efficiency in

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