Circuit City

Slimming Down, Smartening Up
May 1, 2009

In Part 3 of our Luxury Market series, we examine how vendors plan to make it through '09 with their business acumen (if not profits) intact.

Samsung Stresses LED in '09 TV Lines
April 6, 2009

Samsung has just begun shipping select models in three of four planned 2009 LED-endowed HDTV ranges, in a bid to “take an ownership position” in that market, said Jonas Tanenbaum, vice president, LCD HDTV marketing.

NPD: CE Sales Fell in '08; Best Buy Tops Retailers
March 23, 2009

Revenue in the overall consumer electronics space in the U.S. declined 4 percent in 2008, after rising 4.5 percent the previous year, with LCD TVs and notebook PCs the top drivers of growth. That's according to the NPD Group's consumer tracking service, which released the numbers Thursday.

Nationwide Announces Restructuring
March 2, 2009

Nationwide Marketing Group last week announced a restructuring, which includes the promotion and appointment of several new executives.

Follow the Money
March 1, 2009

If there is anything the last two years have taught us, it is that things are not getting any easier in the business world, and that the A/V business is struggling to find its place. The independent retailer and custom installer are struggling to find relevancy in the never-ending pricing erosion, with the competitive picture ever worsening.

Brand Source Offers Deal For Circuit City Cardholders
February 9, 2009

Brand Source announced Friday that it has extended an offer to Circuit City credit card holders, offering a year of no interest- plus a $25 gift certificate- to those who mail in their credit card.

Motivating in Turbulent Times
February 1, 2009

In today’s uncertain economy, a manager’s most important job is to lead, inspire and motivate his team. It’s no small task to create energy in a chaotic environment. At the same time, though, the greatest leaders in history were created in times of adversity.

Zip Express Targets Ex-Firedog Customers
January 26, 2009

With the demise of Circuit City, other retailers have begun jockeying for position to move into markets vacated by the nation's second-largest CE retailer. Zip Express Installation is planning to pick up some of the slack left by the company's firedog divison.

Time to... Think Upmarket
December 29, 2008

It sure isn’t a pretty economic picture out there these days, especially in the mass market—in fact, all the way up to the upper-middle-class, or people who could tentatively describe themselves as millionaires.