W. Alan McCollough

By David DritsasMicrosoft last month publicly demonstrated its newest OS, Windows XP. This latest operating system is promising a new visual interface, technical advancements and the beginning of a new marketing philosophy for the company that emphasizes integration with the Internet. It will be available to both consumers and businesses as a single OS. There will not be separate programs for the two markets as had been planned previously. The new name of the program, with "XP" standing for experience, was announced early last week and is part of a new marketing scheme to ensure consumers that Microsoft is still at the forefront of

By Janet Pinkerton As we went to press, Circuit City invited Dealerscope to tour its first completed CE-only store, which had a "soft opening" in Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 12. I toured Circuit's new 23,000-sq.-ft CE-only selling floor with company President and CEO W. Alan McCollough and Executive Vice President of Merchandising John Froman. The grand opening is Sept. 1. Built into a pre-existing retail location in a strip mall off Jacksonville's Southside Boulevard, the new store is a huge, high-ceilinged open space, brightly lit with colorful signage hanging from both ceiling and walls. Froman anticipates "a huge volume upside," that the new format

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