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The TWICE 2010 Excellence In Retailing Awards

10/04/2010 12:01:00 AM Eastern

TWICE is pleased to announce the winners
of its 2010 Excellence in Retailing
Awards program.

The awards series was created seven
years ago to recognize the industry’s bestof-
breed merchants in consumer electronics
and major appliance retailing.

The winners are selected by the editors
of TWICE, with one award given for each of
five distribution channels and/or business
models. Those classifications are:

• Best National Retailer

• Best CE/Appliance Dealer

• Best A/V Specialty Dealer

• Best Consumer Direct Dealer

• Best Vendor Dealer

As in past years, the selection process and final
determinations were based on the following criteria:

• Merchandising excellence

• Store design

• Customer service

• Market share

• Industry contributions

• Retail innovation

•Performance during the trailing 12-month period,
ended Sept. 30, 2010.

Given the extraordinary headwinds of the past
year, financial results were weighted against the
manner in which dealers responded to the weak
macroeconomic environment, including operational
and marketing initiatives.

In addition, TWICE has created a new category,
Best Retail Executive, which honors one individual
for his creativity, vision, passion and leadership,
within both his company and the industry at large.

While the field of worthy candidates was formidable,
the final decisions ultimately went to those
merchants who engender the best in consumer
electronics and major appliances retailing.

The winners set the standard that all will be measured
by — and that some may exceed for our next
Excellence Awards go-around in 2011.

So congratulations to each of this year’s respected
recipients, and good luck to all next year. — The
Editors

Excellence In Retailing: Past Award Winners

2006
Best National Retailer:
Best Buy


Best CE/Appliance Retailer:
Abt Electronics


Best A/V Specialty Dealer:
Tweeter Home Entertainment


Best Consumer Direct Dealer:
Crutchfield


Best Vendor Retailer:
Apple Stores


2007
Best National Retailer:
Costco


Best CE/Appliance Dealer:
P.C. Richard & Son


Best A/V Specialty Dealer:
Starpower


Best Consumer Direct Dealer:
Newegg.com


Best Vendor Retailer:
Sony Style Stores


2008
Best National Retailer:
Best Buy


Best CE/Appliance Dealer:
hhgregg


Best A/V Specialty Dealer:
Audio Advice


Best Consumer Direct Dealer:
Huppin's/OneCall


Best Vendor Retailer:
Apple Stores


2009
Best National Retailer:
Best Buy


Best CE/Appliance Dealer:
hhgregg


Best A/V Specialty Dealer:
Starpower


Best Consumer Direct Dealer:
Amazon.com


Best Vendor Retailer:
Apple Stores


Special 100th Anniversary Commemorative Award:
P.C. Richard & Son