Nebraska Furniture Mart
ProSource this week announced that it has added a new member
classification called Associate Member. The classification,
ProSource said, is meant to allow "a very select number of larger
regional dealers whose business would benefit from participation in
the group’s audio, mobile, accessory and CI programs to join the
under this special arrangement."
NATM Buying Corp. announced Thursday that Gerald "Jerry" Satoren has been named its executive director.
DTS subsidiary Phorus, whose first branded wireless receiver and speaker have initially used DTS’s Play-Fi Wi-Fi-based wireless high-quality audio streaming technology to accept transmissions solely from Android-based devices, will now benefit from an expansion of Play-Fi’s capabilities that make it compatible with both Apple iOS and Windows devices.
Harman Consumer Americas’ grand plan to enrich the in-store
experience by making consumer interaction with its products on
American showroom floors a high priority has just seen its latest
Earth, Wind & Fire may have stolen the show during Monster's
Retailer Awards ceremony at 2011 CES, but the night belonged to
retailers that drove impressive sales
Dave Rogers, named six weeks ago as Harman Consumer Division vice
president and general manager, Americas, said he came to the job
with a 90-day strategy in mind to begin with. The strategy’s goals:
to immerse with his team locally and meet as many dealers as
possible, make sure the company had a strong Internet policy, and
guide the group’s fall introductions safely to market.
As part of a new direct-to-retail distribution strategy announced at the start of 2010, Harman International made consumer interaction with its products on American showroom floors a high priority. And at Kansas City, Kan.’s Nebraska Furniture Mart last week, the first iteration of this strategy saw the light of day, in a 12-by-15-foot area of the store’s newly merchandised consumer electronics department, where the press of a single, big button will enlarge the soundfield of a flat-panel TV to a fully staged 5.1-channel demonstration.