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Distributor Briefs

Almo Expands Small Business Saturday Event

National CE and appliance distributor Almo Corp. is promising a bigger and better Small Business Saturday for its retail customers when it brings back the popular white-goods promotion for a return engagement on Nov. 28.

The program, based on American Express’s four-year-old celebration of local Main Street businesses, provides special discounts to Almo’s independent majap dealers, which they in turn can pass on to consumers on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

The exclusive promotion is supported by Samsung, Frigidaire, LG, Sharp and Haier, who’ve kicked in $100,000 to help offset delivery and installation expenses on qualifying transactions.

D&H Co-Presidents To Receive ADL Honors

D&H Distributing co-presidents Michael and Dan Schwab were named the 2015 recipients of the Torch of Liberty Award by the National Consumer Technology Board and the Anti- Defamation League (ADL).

The honor, which is presented annually to outstanding citizens whose work has helped enhance their industries and communities, will be bestowed at the ADL’s 2015 National Consumer Technology Dinner on Nov. 7 in New York. They follow their father, D&H CEO Izzy Schwab, who received the groups’ American Heritage Award in 2006.

Joining the brothers this Saturday night will be American Heritage Award winner Patrick Lavelle, president/CEO of Voxx International; Patricia Rienzi Legacy Award winner Debbie Schaeffer, president/CEO of Mrs. G TV Appliance and Sleep Center; and Congressman Darrell Issa, who will receive the David Feir Humanitarian Award.

New Age Picks Up Razer

Leading CE and gaming distributor New Age Electronics has added gaming and connected hardware maker Razer to its line card.

Under the new distribution deal, New Age will carry a range of Razer products for PC and console gaming including its Blade gaming laptops, wearables, peripherals such as its mice, keyboards, headphones and controllers, and gear including its bags and cases.

The distributor said the agreement will round out its already extensive gaming assortment, providing customers with an end-to-end solution within a steadily growing gaming market.

Razer was already distributed in Canada by a unit of New Age parent company Synnex.