Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Minneapolis, promoted Bradley Bremer to the newly created position of vice president of retail operations. Since joining ARCA in 2000 until his promotion, Bremer served as retail operations manager for the company’s retail division, ApplianceSmart. Bremer’s responsible for directing all aspects of ARCA’s retail division, including the management of sales, marketing and operations for the company’s ApplianceSmart stores. Bremer also oversees the planning and development of new ApplianceSmart stores, programs and services. In the past, Bremer has held sales and management positions with Sears Brand Central and Montgomery Ward. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth, Bremer

Tweeter Home Entertainment Group appointed Bob Staples and Joe LoPiccolo to the new positions of vice president of sales. Both served as regional directors of sales., appointed Thomas Liebermann as chairman and chief executive officer. Lieberman has served as CEO of Advanced Frequency Products and Kaye Instruments. RadioShack named Mark Olson as vice president of sales planning and Michael Castelli as vice president of the Midwest division. Dean Foster was appointed vice president of Sound Central, LTD.'s audio and video specialty firm custom division. He comes from Clarion Sales Corp. Kathryn Wolfe was named president of Zenith Sales Co., the consumer electronics sales division

By Laura Spinale As each of the nation's Top 10 Major Appliance retailers scrambled for a share of this year's $11.259 billion registry, thousands of small chains and independent dealers fear the big boxes' redoubled emphasis on category sales. The little guys ponder how to best combat two significant chain moves: Home Depot's expansion of its home appliance department (now serving up GE and Maytag offerings); and Circu it City's decision to build a series of free-standing major appliance stores. Independents especially worry that a price war between Home Depot and its top competitor, Lowe's (ranked third in the Top

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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