New York - J&R Music & Computer World has joined the
Progressive Retailers Organization (PRO Group).
The iconic New York City consumer electronics dealer,
founded 40 years ago by Joe and Rachelle Friedman, becomes the 16th
member of the specialty A/V buying group.
"I am extremely excited to welcome Rachelle and Joe Friedman
and their team to PRO," said Dave Workman, the group's executive director/COO.
"J&R Music & Computer World is a respected and important retailer in
the New York market and is very well established with many of our core vendor
partners. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with
everyone at J&R."
Added co-CEO Rachelle Friedman, "Everyone at J&R is
extremely excited about joining this prestigious buying group. By adding
J&R's buying power to the PRO Group family, new and stronger industry
partnerships will be realized."
The addition of J&R follows the loss of former New York
metro area member Sixth Avenue Electronics, which closed shop earlier this