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Amherst, N.Y. – Stampede Presentation Products held its annual two-day Stampede Vendor Summit to discuss new technology trends and report on its sales performance, during its event this week at the Marriott Hotel, here.
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.
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Fesco Distributors has released its 2014 product catalog.
The 192-page color catalog features products ranging from headphones, mobile charging solutions and personal A/V products, to digital cameras, personal care products and microwave ovens. It can be viewed when you click here.
The catalog has been released in time for the distributor’s annual show to be held at CitiField, home of the New York Mets, in Flushing, N.Y. on Oct. 22 and 23.
Philadelphia — National CE and appliance distributor Almo is co-sponsoring a hometown food festival here with Gerhard’s Appliance, a local dealer customer.
The two will join a roster of sponsors for Philadelphia Taste, an annual food, wine and spirits festival that will be held Oct. 18-20 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.
Los Angeles — AVAD has launched two mobile apps: AVAD Mobile and AV Home Design.
Both apps, available for free in the Apple iTunes app store and compatible with the new iOS 7, provide custom integrators with convenient, portable solutions for accessing the distributor’s portfolio of residential and commercial AV products.
Denver — Almo and Petra have been selected by Monster as distributors of its expanded line of youth-focused N-Tune on-ear headphones, which has a suggested retail of $159.
Limited to Monster retailers only, the offering is for N-Tunes’s new Candy Colour Collection, featuring models in Candy Green, Candy Red, Candy Blue, Candy Purple and Candy Tangerine.
Among the capabilities of Monster N-Tune headphones is Monster MusicShare, featuring dual-port inputs that allow up to five headphones to connect at once and share listening.
Northbrook, Ill. — C.E.D. (Consumer Electronics Distributors) will host its annual product show, the “Fall Ball,” Oct. 15, 16 and 17 at two of the distributor’s locations.
It will be held at the Bensenville, Ill., facility at 880 Devon Ave. on Oct. 15 and 16, and at its New Berlin, Wis., location, at 16850 W. Victor Road, on Oct. 17.
The Fall Ball is C.E.D.’s largest show and includes product presentations and demonstrations from LG, Toshiba, Sharp, Elite, Pioneer, Yamaha, Onkyo, Polk, Jamo, Proficient, 2GIG, RTI, Digital Watchdog and more.
Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro’s Consumer Electronics Division (IMCE) has published its Custom Integration 2013-2014 Field Guide.
The field guide, which features 324 pages of almost 1,900 products and 50 vendors, is designed for the technology integrator in mind. It is a durable, spiral-bound and pocket-sized booklet, making it the perfect field companion and is free to Ingram Micro resellers, according to the distributor.
Edmond, Okla. — Petra Industries has partnered with LifeTrak to incorporate active lifestyle products into their “appcessory” product offerings.
LifeTrak’s new line of activity monitors sets a new standard of excellence and performance for the fitness category. LifeTrak watches are easy to use and feature a completely customizable method to monitor biometrics, the distributor said.
Columbia, S.C. — Southeastern majap distributor Climatic Home Products has added Haier America to its white-goods brand offering.
According to Climatic, the deal will provide independent dealers with more choices with which to compete strategically within their markets.
The agreement also marks an expansion for Climatic, which will add more states to its distribution footprint to accommodate its new vendor partner.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Haier allow us to represent them,” said Climatic president Doug Allen.
North Syracuse, N.Y. — Wynit Distribution signed an exclusive supplier relationship with GlobaTrac, the designer and manufacturer of Trakdot, a positioning solution that provides worldwide location reporting for luggage.
“Trakdot is designed to offer peace of mind when travelling by air,” said Dave Dawson, purchasing senior manager of Wynit. “This device conveniently enables consumers to locate their checked in luggage upon arrival when they land.”