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The Big Screen Store Joins The PRO Group

Des Plaines, Ill. –
The Big Screen Store, a 14-store chain with locations in Maryland and Virginia,
has joined the Progressive Retailers Organization (PRO Group), giving the
buying group 18 members.

The Big Screen Store

, which is
operated by Cary and Kevin Luskin, was formerly a member of BrandSource via its
MARTA division, which was recently renamed



Cary Luskin said
the chain joined PRO earlier this month and that he felt PRO “aligns us with
[retailers] that have a similar mindset in this business.”

When asked how the
market is, Cary Luskin noted, “Business is fine, but the winter was tough since
we were in the epicenter of blizzards with 84 inches [in Baltimore and northern
Virginia]. There was a blizzard on Black Friday and the week before the Super

When asked about
3D TV, he said the chain is carrying it and “we are demonstrating units in our
stores. So far there has been a strong interest in it.”

The Luskin family
is no stranger to the CE business or buying groups. Luskin’s, which was founded
by Cary and Kevin’s father


, a member of the CE Hall of Fame, operated in the Baltimore area
from the 1940s until the 1990s, and was a founding member of the NATM Buying

The PRO Group will
hold its annual spring meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., from May 4-6.