Best Buy said Thursday that it has finished the first rollout of its new Sony and Samsung store-within-a-stores. The stores are in place in such markets as Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City; a complete list is here.
Petra Industries' annual charity golf tournament raised $60,000 when it was held Oct. 5 and 6, the company announced this week
Dealers across the country have been adjusting their business models, product sets and service offerings to offset whatever business they lost in the recession.
If a theme has emerged at the Nationwide Marketing Group's PrimeTime event this week in New Orleans, it's this: Each challenge presents new possibilities.
ADI has announced its intention to "shift gears" with its Expo events this year. The events, which will take place at 39 venues in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico throughout the year, will feature product introductions, seminars on training and new technologies, and interaction with leading manufacturers.
About 40 years ago, Sam Walton told John Kiefer: "If you really want to see what's going to happen, you don't want to talk to old guys. You want to look at the kids. If you look at the kids in the sandbox, you can look at everything you need to know about marketing." At the time, Walton was opening up a chain of tiny variety stores across Arkansas and Kansas. The first Wal-Mart debuted in Rogers, Arkansas, in 1962. Kiefer's distribution business, Kief's Records & Stereo Supply, serviced the record departments in the first six Wal-Mart stores. The "look at the kids