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Tower Records' pilot plan for promoting SACD By David Dritsas Perhaps one of the biggest problems facing high-quality audio formats, like SACD and DVD-A, is the fact that a majority of consumers are unaware of them or haven't experienced them in order to appreciate them. A new music format can't sell itself sitting on a shelf and, just as some CE retailers are using theater rooms to demonstrate home theater, Tower Records has built a Super Audio CD (SACD) demo room in one of its newest locations. Tower has been selling SACD titles since the format's inception, but Russ Solomon, founder, president and

U.S. Listing for the consumer Electronics and Major Appliance trade In this section, Dealerscope profiles the top 10 retail demographic market areas, reporting on 1999 retail entrances and exits, regional economic highlights and outlooks for 2000. 1. New York City Entrances & Exits: When Circuit City opened its first store in New York City in 1998, it proved to other national chains that the big rent of the big city is quickly compensated by the big spenders in the big city. Consequently, the Big Apple in the last year saw even more megastore openings. Office Depot opened its first Manhattan store—a 21,000-sq.-ft .store

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