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New Age Electronics Awards Conn’s

LAS VEGAS – National CE and IT distributor New Age Electronics named Conn’s as its 2013 Retailer of the Year at its annual CES customer appreciation gala at Caesars Palace last month, where guests were also entertained by Denver rock band The Fray.

Conn’s, the multiregional regional furniture, bedding, majap and CE chain, was selected based on its strong yearover- year revenue growth, close executive alignment, strategic partnership, sourcing of multiple brands and a consistent positive credit standing, the distributor said.

“Conn’s Home Plus is one of our most respected customers,” noted New Age president Fred Towns. “We have built our relationship on trust and a deep, mutual understanding of each other’s businesses over the years.”

Added Conn’s senior merchandising director Aaron Trahan, “We are honored to receive such an award in recognition of the collaboration between Conn’s Home Plus and New Age Electronics.”

In other New Age news, the distributor has expanded its portfolio of emerging technologies with the exclusive additions of Google’s Chromecast, Pivothead wearables, Rapoo PC accessories and personal robotics from WowWee.

The products, said Towns, target the hot $300-and-less stocking stuffer market, and can give retailers a high-profile presence in the burgeoning wireless connectivity category.