By Lisa Johnston
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Greenville, S.C. — Synnex, an IT supply chain services company based here, is rolling out a new division dedicated to consumer electronics. The division, called NEXCE, targets traditional value-added resellers, custom home installers, and regional and national retailers who cater to the consumer CE market.The new division will focus on a number of manufacturers that already have relationships with the company's broadline distribution division. Synnex has also forged an agreement with JVC to distribute the manufacturer's CE products. NEXCE's first CE catalog mailed this fall and featured products across a variety of categories. For details, visit www.nexce.com.
Scottsdale, Ariz. — DBL Distributing has released its Fall/Winter catalog to dealers nationwide. It features more than 16,000 items across a wide variety of CE categories from more than 350 brand name partners, and includes over 20 new manufacturers. The catalog is free to independent photo retailers, custom installers, home theater consultants and consumer electronics retailers in the U.S., and is available in two versions: one featuring wholesale prices and an un-branded version that omits wholesale pricing so dealers can use it as a sales aid with customers. To coincide with the catalog launch, DBL recently hosted its semi-annual Vendor Expo here , which some 300 attendees. In other news, DBL has also added several new vendor partners including Norazza, which provides accessories for digital media; German-based computer accessories manufacturer TrekStor; Soundcast Systems; Auvi Technologies; and Green Clean U.S.A.
Tampa, Fla. — SED International, the PC, CE and mobile products distributor, has opened a sales office and distribution center here to cater to Florida's Tampa, St. Petersburg and Fort Myers markets. The new office will supply the company's full line of products in all of its categories.
New York — Electrograph Systems' third annual Display Technology Experience drew some 400 attendees, representing a 50 percent increase over last year's show. The event, held recently at Madison Square Garden, here, also enjoyed a 200 percent incease in exhibiting manufacturers, to nearly 40 companies. The plasma display distributor provided live product demos, workshops, educational sessions and a sneak-peek at its new RevolutionHD line of LCD and plasma displays.
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.