BrandSource earlier this month participated in a charity event at which it built and donated two dozen brand new bicycles for a group of children's charities in the Phoenix area.
Jim Ristow will succeed Bob Lawrence as CEO of BrandSource on January 1, the BrandSource board of directors announced Monday.
Brand Source CEO Bob Lawrence, in a “State of the Group” report to his membership at its annual Summit in Orlando Tuesday, said that in a connected world, “consumers are still looking to buy at brick and mortar” – but he stressed that the experience has to be a premium one, and that consumers have to be ushered to dealers’ doors via a similarly premium online experience.
At the 2014 Summit & Expo convention in Orlando Monday, Brand Source’s Home Entertainment Source (HES) division and ProSource, which includes members of both HES and PRO Group, announced their merger as an entity with its own corporate status as ProSource under the Brand Source umbrella.
BrandSource said Thursday that it has launched a new division called OutdoorSource, focusing on outdoor products.
Here are some observations that Brand Source CEO Bob Lawrence and HES executive vice president Jim Ristow made during the group’s Las Vegas-held 2012 Convention this week about their members’ businesses and about what they are doing – beyond the major initiative of the new ExpertTech cloud-based POS platform – to refine the suite of services they offer to help their dealers get more feet in the door and more profits in the coffer: