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What do Cisco, Google, IKEA, Intuit, Men’s Wearhouse, Nordstrom, Nugget Markets, Stew Leonard’s, The Container Store, Wegmans Food Markets, Whole Foods Market and Yahoo have in common? Give up? They are all listed in Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for 2007. The best perks Google went straight to number one its first year on the list. It probably received the most press about its lavish benefits, which include free regional shuttles to work from different parts of the Bay Area and free daily gourmet meals for team members and their friends. But many other companies were voted best for other innovative

How Leon Temiz put Electronics Expo on the map in less than a year Starting a business is never easy. Starting a second business can be even harder. Sure, you have the experienced gained from years of running your own store, but you still have to go to all the trouble of establishing a name for yourself, negotiating new store locations and finding good employees—always the holy grail of retail. It might sound crazy to some, but Leon Temiz did just that, leaving behind the successful 6th Avenue Electronics to start Electronics Expo, a company that has gained a position in just under 12

The Challenges and Benefits of Creating a Hybrid Retail/Custom Install business By David Dritsas It's no news that retail sales have been sagging over the past year and growth of the national and regional big box retailers is not going to slow down. Both Best Buy and Circuit City continue to expand into new markets and are posting relatively healthy numbers. The Targets and WalMarts, while successfully attracting the penny-pinching consumer, also threaten the bottom line as their product mix becomes more sophisticated with popular digital products. The custom installation trend has saved more than one independent audio/video retailer, helping to differentiate their

Dealerscope profiles the top 10 retail demographic market areas, reporting on 2000 retail entrances and exits, regional economic highlights and outlooks for 2001. 1. New York Entrances and Exits: Due to the enormous success of its Bang & Olufsen showroom opened in 1999 in lower Manhattan, Harvey Electronics opened its second Bang & Olufsen showroom in the NYC metropolitan area in Greenwich, Conn., last October. The showroom is a few blocks from the Greenwich Harvey Electronics. J&R Music World expanded with the opening of its new retail computer store in its Park Row outpost in Manhattan. Wolf Camera opened two "Vision"

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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