By Lisa Johnston
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New Orleans — Azione Unlimited (AU), the education/buying group for custom retailers and integrators, honored nine member dealers and vendors for outstanding execution.
The awards were presented during the group’s “Fall Fete” conference, held here this week at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place.
Dealer awards went to:
*Smartsytems of The Colony, Texas, for Most Sales Growth in Dollars;
*Forefront Innovations of The Woodlands, Texas, for Most Growth Percentage;
*Definitive Electronics of Jupiter, Fla., and DSI of Lake Balboa, Calif., for Most Vendor Lines Supported (tie); and
*Xssentials of Aspen, Denver and Vail, Colo., for Most Purchases from AU Vendor Members (a.k.a. The Big Kahuna).
Vendor awards went to:
*Surgex for Most Growth Percentage;
*Samsung for Most Growth in Dollars;
*Sonance for Most Dealers Engaged;
*Leon Speakers for Most Profitable Vendor of the Quarter (a.k.a. The Golden Goose); and
*Digital Projection and Stewart Filmscreen for Outstanding Dealer Support (tie).
Noted Azione president Richard Glikes: “It’s very heartwarming to recognize dealers and vendors who so deservingly contributed to the success of their group.”
The group’s fall conference concludes today.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.