Hatfield

World Side Stereo announced Tuesday that it has opened a new outlet store in Hatfield, Pa. The facility will also host the company's corporate office.

Associated Volume Buyers/Brand Source 100 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 250 Anaheim, CA 92805 Phone: (714) 502-9620 Fax: (714) 502-9627 Web site: www.brandsource.com Bob Lawrence, Executive Director Jeff Tracy, President Skip Ignaczak, Vice President, Finance Mark Pardini, Vice President, Merchandising Bill Pleasants, Sr., Vice President, Merchandising Kathy Maloney, Comptroller Mike Allen, General Manager, Furniture Bob Donaldson, General Manager, Marketing Jim Ristow, General Manager, Electronics John White, General Manager, Appliances Members: 2,200 Storefronts: 3,000 Annual Sales Volume: $5 billion Regions: 17 Divisions: 7 Sleep Source: Mike Allen Home Entertainment Source Mobile Entertainment Source Home Rental

By Janet Pinkerton MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa.—Bob and Ron's World Wide Stereo's sales floor won awards from the likes of Runco, Paradigm and MB Quart and this year garnered the company a Dealerscope Pride Award. It's a company Bob Cole built by being a hands-on leader, a 60-hour-a-week entrepreneur. One day last November, Cole found out he had cancer and learned that one of his key vendors would not let him sell a flagship audio brand in World Wide Stereo's new Ardmore location. The vendor contended the second store would infringe on another dealer's turf. "Two phone calls, same day," Cole said. Nine months,

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