Monster Awards Retailers
Earth, Wind & Fire may have stolen the show during Monster's Retailer Awards ceremony at 2011 CES, but the night truly belonged to the retailers who were honored for driving sales of Monster gear during a tough economy. Here's a list of the U.S. winners, followed by some highlights from the show:
Domestic Distributor Award: Petra Industries
Special Recognition Award, Audio/Video Specialist Chain: Marine Corp. Exchange, Quantico, Va.; Navy Exchange Service Command, Virginia Beach, Va.
Special Recognition Award, Specialty Retail: Bluwire, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Trans World Entertainment, Albany, N.Y.
Special Recognition Award: Electronics & Appliance Retailer: ABC Warehouse, Pontiac, Mich.; BrandsMart, Hollywood, Fla.; hhgregg, Indianapolis, Ind.
Silver Award, Independent Audio/Video Retailer: Bjorn's Audio Video, San Antonio, Texas; J&R Music World, N.Y., N.Y.; Schaefer's TV & Appliance, Lincoln, Neb.; World Wide Stereo, Hatfield, Pa.
Silver Award, Electronics & Appliance Retailer: American, Madison, Wis.; Conn's, Beaumont, Texas; Nebraska Furniture Mart, Omaha, Neb.
Most Monsterous Awards
Independent Audio/Video Retailer: Huppin's Stereo, Spokane Valley, Wash.
Audio/Video Specialist Chain: Ultimate Electronics, Thornton, Colo.
Specialty Retail: InMotion Entertainment, Jacksonville, Fla.
Electronics & Appliance Retailer: Fry's Electronics, San Jose, Calif.
Domestic Distributor: Petra Industries, Edmond, Okla.
Retail Sales Person: Anthony Sitchler, InMotion Entertainment
Gold Award: Fry's
Global Gold Award: Ultimate Electronics