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The number and variety of accessories available to all CE dealers has greatly increased exponentially in recent years. Ballooning mobile device sales account, in part, for the crowded peripherals market. But whatever the reason, dealers are grateful for a broader choice of options, and they say they are constantly on the lookout for new products, technologies and ideas that will stimulate foot traffic and boost their bottom lines.

Mark Shaw has been either working an electronics showroom floor or managing one for over 20 years. The Electronics Division Merchandising Manager at an Omaha retail legend, the Nebraska Furniture Mart, Shaw says he’s watched closely as TV fads have come and gone. “A couple of years ago, having a flat panel in your home was bragging rights,” he says. “People would invite people over just to see it. That newness hasn’t worn off totally, but a I see a trend now towards fitting the TV into home decor.” Shaw is in a good position to capitalize on that mid-Western (and one

JVC has named former CEO Harry Elias to the position of honorable chairman, in which he will focus on marketing strategies and areas of distribution. Craig Geiger takes over Elias' previous title and responsibilities. Peter Weedfald moves up Samsung ranks with his recent promotion to senior vice president of strategic marketing. He joined the company in October of 2001 as the vice president of marketing communications and new media. The Monster Cable Porsche took first place in both the GT class and in the overall race at the "Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona" event. Sound Marketing and NOVA Marketing are the latest

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