Peter Lesser

The Consumer Electronics Association this week announced the makeup of its new executive board, with Best Buy's CEO and Sony Electronics' president among the new members.

DALLAS—Asked at the recent Retailing & the Internet Conference how he would replicate the brick and mortar retail experience on the Web, Peter Lesser, president of X-10, Inc., shook his head. "It's impossible to replicate the retail experience on the Internet," he said. "You could not make it bad enough." Brick and mortar retail took a lot of flak at the Internet retailing conference sponsored May 18th by the Consumer Electronics Manufacturers Association (CEMA). Brick and mortar retailers were noticeably few in numbers that day in Dallas to hear the retailer-bashing, however. Elly Valas, executive director of the North American Retail Dealers Association (NARDA), attended the conference and

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