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ProSource said that a group of executives and committee members from the buying group recently visited Asia in order to meet with key suppliers and strategize for this year. 

What is the biggest challenge World Wide Stereo faces this year?
The ongoing price pressure from uncontrolled internet pricing. It’s incumbent on the manufacturers to get that under control if the channels that drive the technology and the business are going to want to support their lines and to survive.

Bob and Ron’s World Wide Stereo recently brought in Motorola Mobility for a round of component testing between that company's set-top boxes and various products in World Wide's inventory.

Brand Source announced Friday that it has seated its new board of directors, including six new members on the 22-person board.

Pre-emptively trumping the Las Vegas-held presidential debate by precisely a week, 20 participants from the retailing, manufacturing, distributing, buying group and consultant arms of the CE industry offered wide-ranging and divergent views at the annual Consumer Technology Publishing Group’s (CTPG) Editorial Advisory Board roundtable discussion during last month’s CES. Hosted by the editors and publishers of CustomRetailer, Dealerscope, Picture Business and E-Gear, the forum touched on topics as free-wheeling as the “strange bedfellows” hardware-software company partnership trend, the analog-broadcasting cutoff issue, how to react to and cultivate the younger customer, and the move from the single-product sale to the solution sale. Marriages of Convenience?

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