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Convergence, long anticipated but finally here between the computer and the living room TV, isn’t a phenomenon limited to hardware and content. Brick-and-mortar CE retailing and e-commerce have finally come together with full force, even at the specialty dealer level.

Just what that signifies was the overarching topic during a  CEA Line Shows panel entitled, “What’s in Store: Trends in CE & Technology Retailing,” moderated by Line Shows chair Natali Del Conte in New York City June 24th.  Participants included Bob & Ron’s World Wide Stereo principal Bob Cole, Datavision principal Albert Liniado, CE industry hardware executive Bob Perry and Netsertive director of business development Jamie Sasser.

Even after 80 years, the CE industry isn't slowing dowm By Jack Wayman Media Spokesperson, CEA Founder, International CES This year is a milestone for the consumer electronics (CE) industry, and for Dealerscope magazine, which has chronicled and served it well for the past eight decades. It is timely to take an overview of our dynamic industry's past 80 years: its inventions, product development and distribution; the people who marketed them; the government activities that aided or abetted progress; and the collective activity of our trade organizations. After all, we in the United States have a love affair with electronics; we account for

Dealerscope advisors explain what their economic bellwethers are saying By David Dritsas The year 2001 will go down in history as one of our nation's most challenging years, both politically and economically. The National Bureau of Economic Research recently declared that the U.S. is in a recession that effectively began in March. Even so, the holiday shopping season started strong and Dealerscope's Editorial Advisory Board maintains a cautious but positive outlook. Some look at traditional larger scale economic indicators. "I use basically two things," said Steve Witt, VP of brand marketing & communications, Alpine Electronics of America, "looking at the overall output, using GDP

John Froman was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of Circuit City. He most recently held the title of executive vice president of merchandising. Froman joined Circuit City in 1986. Also at Circuit City, Kim D. Maguire was named executive vice president of merchandising. He succeeds John Froman, who was promoted to executive vice president and COO. Maguire formerly was senior vice president, hardlines, for Target Stores. He brings to Circuit City more than 20 years experience with Target to his new position. At Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Rick Johnson was hired as national director of construction. Johnson joins the company with

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