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CR: With several worldwide boutiques opening around the world, what are the plans for Meridian stories here in the US?
PW: The first US based Meridian boutique will be located in Fort Lauderdale. The grand opening is expected this fall. We are currently in communication with two other existing partners about opening Meridian boutiques in the Mid-West and West Coast. This strategy is purely complimentary to our existing distribution and is independently owned. Currently there are 15 Meridian boutiques around the world in major international markets. They all have similar store designs; use the Meridian Shop-in-Shop merchandising displays and consistent presentation of our products. We are fully committed to maintaining a consistent position and message around the world. Meridian is a global luxury brand available in sixty markets.
CR: And finally, tell us about your plans for CEDIA.
PW: CEDIA is going to be a very exciting show for us. We have many new products being introduced. While I’m not prepared to ruin the surprise, one group of products is something that our partners have been pushing us for some time is desperately needed and will generate enormous amount of new business opportunities for us. It will be consistent with our core product designs and technologies. I urge everyone to stop by our exhibit at the Camral Room in the Westin Hotel.