San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Phoenix — Quality Distributors (QDI) will distribute Concept Green Energy Solutions’ line of portable charging solutions for mobile devices.
“We continue to build up our product offerings so our customers will have the ability to add on to sales and increase their profit. Concept Green products have the quality that we look for to offer to our customers,” said Bill Abbott, president of QDI Distributors.
“QDI is building its consumer electronics accessories products to accommodate CE retailers that are now joining our program,” he said.
Amherst, N.Y. – Sony Electronics business displays unit said Tuesday that Stampede Presentation Products was recently chosen to serve as a United States distributor of Sony LCD business projectors, professional flat panels, and digital signage product lines.
Sony Electronics marketing director Mark Bonifacio cited Stampede’s “comprehensive understanding of the rapidly growing and diversifying digital signage industry,” in making the selection.
Harrisburg, Pa. — D&H Distributing, the national IT and CE distributor, is offering customers free access to a D-Link webcast on sales opportunities in IP surveillance.
The webcast, “D-Link IP Camera Solutions: Profit from Adding IP Surveillance to Every Sale,” demonstrates how to set up a simple IP surveillance system for a home and/or small-business environment, and outlines sales strategies for marketing these solutions.
Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro’s consumer electronics division (IMCE) has announced a distribution agreement with Freestyle USA, a manufacturer of high-performance sport watches.
IMCE said in a statement that the deal with Freestyle USA “expands the already successful IMCE watch product line while also giving Freestyle access to the largest consumer electronics distributor customer base in the industry.”
Chester Springs, Pa. — Azione Unlimited (AU), the educational/buying group for integrators and custom retailers, is starting its second year in business with a bang.
Twelve months after launching its first recruitment drive, the group, led by founder and CE veteran Richard Glikes, had completed what he described as “a focused vendor lineup” consisting of 32 manufacturer members, including such names as Harman, Integra, Samsung, Sonance and Stewart Filmscreen.
Oxnard, Calif. — Nyne signed SED International as the first national distributor to sell Nyne’s entire product line of high-end portable Bluetooth speakers and home audio systems to channel partners and retailers in the U.S.
Nyne also sells through “very carefully selected regional distributors as well as independent sales reps that understand our high-end brand and adhere to our MAP policy,” the company told TWICE.
Harrisburg, Pa. — D&H Distributing is introducing “What’s Trending,” an online tool that lists the most frequently viewed items on DandH.com, updated several times daily.
Dealers and retailers can now see a roster of hot products in different markets at a glance. “What’s Trending” delivers insights into shopping trends, so e-tailers, retailers and consumer electronics dealers can make this information part of an educated purchasing decision, the distributor said.
Philadelphia — Almo, the national CE and major appliance distributor, has announced its 2013 Almo Consumer Electronics and Appliance Expo schedule.
Almo will expand on last year’s successful change to a two-day format, bringing the event to new cities throughout the U.S., the distributor said.
These regional tradeshow and training expositions feature hands-on access to the latest products, free skill and technology trainings, doorbuster show specials, one-on-one meetings and peer-networking events.
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Edmond, Okla. — Petra Industries will hold its 11th Annual Car Audio Expo on Sunday, April 21, at its headquarters, here.
This year’s Expo is themed “We’re Gonna Leave Our Mark,” and features a full schedule of exciting activities for the 11th annual celebration that promises to be even more memorable than years past, Petra said.