San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
These two products made their recent debut on crowd-funding websites – sites that rely on “donations” from consumers to develop and manufacture the product.
Hapilabs’ Hapifork is now receiving fundraising on Kickstarter. The “smart” fork, which initially debuted at International CES in January and won a CES Innovations Award,
LG Electronics was nothing but net this week as it used a sponsorship of the NCAA’s Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four to promote both the LG brand portfolio and the nascent Ultra High-Definition TV technology it has seeded with a handful of strategic A/V regional and specialty dealers across the country.
LG, which is a key NCAA sponsor this year, used the five-day playoff celebration in and around Atlanta’s Georgia Dome to showcase its $18,000 84-inch 84LM9600
Panasonic began this morning with its annual two-day press briefing for its TV and audio products here in New York.
The goal is to provide a detailed overview of product features that much of the media saw or heard of during International CES in January. It also provides pricing and availability info for home audio, and pricing info on its inaugural
In going through the many news and blog alerts in my email address this morning, much has been written since late last week about Samsung’s deal to open departments of its products in Best Buy.
I could bore you with the many links, but the stories/blogs fall in the following camps: It is a brilliant move by both Best Buy and Samsung; it is a move by Samsung to threaten the Apple departments in Best Buy; it is a terrible move for Samsung due to all the added expense; and it is an
Dolby Laboratories isn’t talking, but there don’t seem to be any major technical hurdles getting in the way of migrating the company’s Atmos surround-sound format from digital cinemas to home theaters in rather short order.
Atmos, launched in the digital-cinema market a year ago, has appeared in more than 30 theatrical releases, has gained the support of seven major Hollywood studios, and has been implemented in more than 90 movie theaters in 28 countries.
A number of experiments are currently underway by big-box chains to leverage their real estate and ally with Internet companies to better compete with e-tailers.
Among the former, Best Buy is reportedly carving out some space for Samsung adjacent to its mobile departments to herald the arrival of the Galaxy S4. The new Samsung mobile shops would be similar to the chain’s
No Facebook did not rescue my neighbor’s cat from a tree nor did Twitter pull a child from a burning home, but the two websites managed to turn a potentially bad customer experience for me into something positive.
Backstory: My wife and I spent a few days visiting stores in search of new everyday dishware. Yes, I lead an exciting life...
After having no luck we decided to do our shopping online. We were both a little concerned about making such a purchase online. My worry
Walmart’s announcement that it will be testing the use of physical lockers at local stores — another method for consumers to pick up purchases — made the rounds on the internet yesterday.
Economist/pundit Charles Krauthammer has come up with an interesting proposal that would solve the Cypriot banking scandal and open Apple up to new investment opportunities.
On Fox News he suggested that Apple simply buy the entire island for the cost of the bailout. The first payment of about $13 billion is due in April. Krauthammer said this equates to about a quarter of Apple’s available cash, so it is eminently doable.
However, his best suggestion is renaming the
If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you know I advocate “complete experience” merchandising. Consumers want the “best” price possible, however, not at the expense of everything else.
The product must be “right,” and that includes before, during and after sale support, and of these three, none is more important than what happens after. If they’re not happy, both the retailer and the manufacturer will suffer.
I recall much
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Steve SmithDiversity Becomes An Industry Theme
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Greg TarrLG Puts Full-Court Press On Ultra HD TV
Steve SmithPanasonic’s ’13 TVs Are Stuffed With Features
Joseph PalencharDolby Atmos Coming Soon To A Home Theater?