By Lisa Johnston
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Philadelphia – National majap and CE distributor Almo has promoted corporate marketing exec Pamela Baldwin from director to VP.
Baldwin will continue to oversee all dealer expos, channel events, national sales meetings, new product launches, and advertising and public relations for the company’s corporate, majap/CE, specialty appliance, e-commerce and premium incentive operations.
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.
Northbrook, Ill. — C.E.D. (Consumer Electronics Distributors) has hired Jamie Lokken as account manager as it expands to Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota.
Lokken, a CE retail and distribution industry veteran, will develop the new territory for C.E.D. and Power House Alliance, of which the distributor is a member.
C.E.D., based here, was founded in 1992 and has evolved into a premium distributor of top brands and lines in the consumer electronics industry.
Harrisburg, Pa. — An accelerated changeover to touchscreen interfaces can help retailers tap into new sales opportunities in computing, according to D&H Distributing.
The North American CE and IT distributor said it is anticipating a faster upgrade cycle for touch-based notebooks, Ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs as consumers become more inclined to trade up their devices in pursuit of the latest features and apps.
This increased turnover, said D&H co-president Dan Schwab, will translate to incremental profits for dealers.
Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro’s Consumer Electronics division (IMCE) has announced a distribution agreement with Gunnar Optiks, the manufacturer of computer eyewear.
The joint partnership between IMCE and Gunnar expands the already extensive and successful IMCE gaming accessory line specifically in the PC gaming segment, according to the distributor.
Philadelphia — National majap and CE distributor Almo has opened a second warehouse at its corporate campus, here, to house luxury appliances and returns.
The new distribution facility features 120,000 square feet of high-bay space and 12 dock doors, raising the company’s total Philadelphia warehousing capacity to 275,000 square feet and 30 truck docks.
Orlando, Fla. — Capitol will attend InfoComm 2013, held here at the Orange County Convention Center June 12-14, in booth 3581 with a full line of products for professional systems contractors.
Among the products featured will be Panasonic’s new SIP telephones for the residential, home office, and small- to midsized business markets.
Harrisburg, Pa. — D&H Distributing will host its Mid-Atlantic Summer 2013 Technology Show on June 5 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa.
The first East Coast D&H event of the 2013 season, the distributor expects close to 1,000 attendees and more than 120 participating vendors. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and seminars begin at 12 p.m., with the exhibit floor opening at 3 p.m.
Eagan, Minn. — Capitol will be offering Toshiba’s new flagship L9300 84-inch 4K Cloud Edge LED TV for residential and commercial applications alike.
The Toshiba L9300 sets are said to feature the proprietary Cevo 4K Quad + Dual Core Processor, which creates the best quality restoration of resolution, color and fine texture details and advanced 4K Resolution+ technology that can up-convert programming to near-4K Ultra High Definition, Capitol said.