The SYNNEX/New Age National Conference Meets in S.C.
Distributor SYNNEX, which together with its New Age Electronics Division is hosting a total of around 1,600 vendors, dealers and associates at its 2013 National Conference, held a welcoming reception Wednesday night at the Hyatt in Greenville, S.C. New Age senior vice president of product management Gary Palenbaum said the convention is opening on an upbeat note. “Retail business is growing; we’re up double digits,” he said. Palenbaum cited several seminal events that have occurred in 2013, such as New Age becoming the exclusive U.S. distributor for Beats by Dr Dre headphones. He said that such partnerships are increasingly influential in the division’s success and expansion of appeal to new kinds of dealers. “We’ve opened up creative channels this year – new markets such as fashion retailers, sporting goods dealers and airport wireless stores.” Stay tuned to our web site for further reports from the show floor. (Photos: Nancy Klosek)