Susan Schreiner

We've changed the name of the newsletter to reflect the new section in Dealerscope, called Housewares Retailing (HR). The newsletter will still be a mixture of original reporting, and news from around the web, but will contain even more content, thanks to HR Editor Susan Schreiner.

We've changed the name our sister newsletter, formerly Appliance News Weekly, to reflect the new section in Dealerscope, called Housewares Retailing (HR). The newsletter will still be a mixture of original reporting, and news from around the web, but will contain even more content, thanks to HR Editor Susan Schreiner.

In its last issue, Dealerscope ran its annual list of the top 50 CE retailers. One reader — an independent retailer focused on high-end audio/video products —called me to complain after he received that issue. This dealer, who has been featured in several Dealerscope stories, including a cover profile, had a problem with the inclusion of certain dealers in the Top 50 list, such as Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart, Staples, Kroger and a few others. His position was that these were not CE dealers, and shouldn't be included in the list. I'm sympathetic to that, to a degree, but it's important to note that our

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