New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
Lawrenceville, Ga. - SED International Holdings reported lower sales and loss in its first quarter ended Sept. 30.
This distributor reported net sales of $126.4 million, a decrease of 18.9 percent from the prior year’s first quarter. SED said sales were negatively impacted by the weak demand for our PC, notebooks and television products which reflects similar declines within the microcomputer industry
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.
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Ingram Micro’s Consumer Electronics Division (IMCE) has inked a distribution deal with Blaupunkt to sell its car audio and Bluetooth enabled components.
The deal provides access to retailers in the western United States to Blaupunkt’s first class receivers, amps and speaker systems.
The initial product rollout will include 40 specially selected car audio components including iPod/iPhone compatible receivers, Bluetooth-enabled displays, subwoofers, speakers and amps.
Eagan, Minn. — Capitol will be hosting a free two-day Capitol Learning Institute training event at its campus, here, next week.
The eight classes being offered Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Thursday, Nov. 15, are designed to provide customers with hands-on training in in-demand technologies, systems and applications. The classes are all free but require advance registration, which can be completed online.
Amherst, N.Y. — Stampede Presentation Products has opened its fourth North American distribution center in Duluth, Ga., to serve Southeastern and Southwestern states.
The center will launch Stampede’s new end-user centric unified communications demonstration center and feature a new video conferencing technologies showroom. According to Stampede president and COO Kevin Kelly, the new center reflects the company’s commitment to keeping its extensive pro A/V inventory local to dealers.
Los Angeles – AVAD has changed some dates for events in the Northeast in its second annual Opportunity Tour, due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
The Woburn, Mass. has been rescheduled for Nov. 14. Pine Brook, N.J., will be Nov. 15, and a date for Plainview, N.J., has not been decided as yet.
West Chester, Pa. – Azione Unlimited (AU) has presented awards recognizing outstanding contributions by vendor members and dealer members at the buying group’s recent “Sharing Symposium” during its fall conference in Houston.
The award winners are:
The Golden Goose award for most profitable vendor of the quarter was presented to Sonance.
Liberty AV Solutions won the honor for Outstanding Support in 2012.
Harrisburg, Pa. — D&H Distributing will donate 1 percent of orders placed during the Wednesday, Nov. 7, D&H Fall Mid-Atlantic Technology Show to help support storm victims affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The show will be held in Hershey, Pa.
The distributor will also donate 1 percent of orders billed via the DandH.com website or the D&H iPhone and iPod Touch app on Friday, Nov. 9. Funds from both will be donated to the American Red Cross for storm relief.
Eagan, Minn. – Capitol, the CE distributor for dealers, residential systems specialists and pro A/V contractors, has begun carrying Da-Lite Screen Company.
Da-Lite manufactures a comprehensive line of motorized and fixed frame screens and masking systems.
Harrisburg, Pa. – D&H Distributing announced it will host its sixth annual Mid-Atlantic Fall Technology Show on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa.
The event is expected to attract 1,000 attendees from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. Registration opens at 11 a.m., with seminars running from 12 to 6:45 p.m., and exhibits open from 3 until 8:30 p.m. Registration is free for D&H customers.
Santa Ana, Calif. — Ingram Micro reported higher sales and profits in its third quarter, ended Sept. 30.
The distributor reported worldwide sales of $9.03 billion were up 1 percent in U.S. dollars when compared with $8.90 billion in the third quarter last year. The translation effect of foreign currencies had a negative impact of 5 percent on worldwide sales growth as compared with the prior year.
Operating income grew by 8 percent to $92.6 million year on year. Net income was $53.3 million, up from the prior year’s $23.3 million.