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For two trade partners who’ve spent the last decade creating an unprecedented profit channel one manufacturing & distributing deal at a time, China’s electronics makers and U.S. buyers are moving into a new era of what seems to be mutual wariness. At the Hong Kong Spring Electronics Fair this week, trade council officials spoke of focusing their energies on “less mature” markets like South Africa or Brazil, eyeing America’s sub-prime crisis and possible recession. Meanwhile, the Americans on the fair showfloor expressed concerns with China’s rising labor costs, taxes, and the quality of merchandise that makes it into shipping containers. “I’d say

By Tatyana Sinioukov "Independent retailers must recognize change to survive" was the message conveyed by the several speakers during the Best Brands Plus (BBP) National Dealer Convention held last month in Orlando, Fla., under the motto "On the Right Track." State of the Industry "The only thing that is certain is change," said Otto Papasadero, president and CEO of Canada-based Mega Group, Inc. The Mega Group, Inc. is BBP's affiliate and has two banners, Countrywide Stores with 71 stores nationwide and Multi Meubles, a 25-store chain. (A banner store is an independent retail store that has licensed the Best Brands Plus marketing identity.) There have been more changes

By Tatyana Sinioukov "Independent retailers must recognize change to survive" was the message conveyed by the several speakers during the Best Brands Plus (BBP) National Dealer Convention held last month in Orlando, Fla., under the motto "On the Right Track." State of the Industry "The only thing that is certain is change," said Otto Papasadero, president and CEO of Canada-based Mega Group, Inc. The Mega Group, Inc. is BBP's affiliate and has two banners, Countrywide Stores with 71 stores nationwide and Multi Meubles, a 25-store chain. (A banner store is an independent retail store that has licensed the Best Brands Plus marketing identity.) There have been more changes

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