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What does it take to open an Apple store within a store if you’re not a mega-retailer like a Target or a Walmart?

For MODIA, a seven-store CE retailer and custom installer based in Texas, adding Apple stores-within-stores (absent of iPhones) in April was just the next step in a 25-year history populated with pro-active business refreshes. The year-long negotiation that led to the agreement with Apple entailed convincing the company that MODIA would be a great retail partner because of the way brothers Mihir and Prashant Mody, the company’s principals, do business.

They work hard; most play hard, but all are making a difference within their companies and beyond. They're the Dealerscope 40 Under 40 -- 40 men and women already recognized for their achievements early in their careers. Dealerscope is proud to introduce this year's 40 Under 40 profiles, representing the industry's best and brightest. Compiled by the Dealerscope Staff Nasser Abo Abdo President, Audiobahn, Inc., Buena Park, Calif. Age: 35 First industry job: In retail, at Stereo Center in Santa Ana, CA, 1981 Career history: Nasser was at Stereo Center for two years and in 1984 started his own retail store, Pacific Stereo. By

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