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Deutsche Bows Return To CE, Majap Market

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Deutsche Financial Services, a division of Deutsche Bank, is re-entering the inventory financing business for electronics/appliance retailers with a new...


Majap Makers Won’t Miss A Beat

Despite the loss of the industry’s second-largest retail account, white goods manufacturers say they will readily find a place for their orphaned products. Whirlpool,...


Myths & Realities Of E-Commerce

In a GERS presentation called “E-Commerce In A Box,” Mike Strauss, VP/business manager of Panurgy, a leading global IT solution provider, outlined what he...


Wards Selling Majaps Online

CHICAGO — Wards began selling majaps online earlier this month. The assortment, which is limited to washers, ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers and small appliances by...


Strong Market For Private-Label Credit

A strong market for consumer electronics, major appliances and personal computers has resulted in a booming business for private-label credit cards, as more retailers...


Good Guys Rev Up E-Commerce Plans

West Coast specialty chain Good Guys is creating a new dot-com company to spearhead its entry into e-commerce this spring. The high-end, San Francisco-based...


The Best Year Ever. Again.

Just when they thought things couldn’t get any better, they did. Back in 1998, consumer electronics retailers lauded the explosive combination of a soaring...


Finance Firms Grant Credit At A Click

The growing importance of e-commerce as a key distribution channel for consumer electronics hasn’t been lost on retail finance companies. Indeed, just as e-tailers...


Wolf To Open Four N.Y. Stores

Wolf Camera, the 700-plus-store specialty chain, plans to open four new locations in New York City within the first quarter of next year, bringing...


CarToys Tags VAC

SEATTLE — CarToys, a 29-unit mobile audio and wireless communications specialty retailer, has signed VAC Service Corporation to administer its extended service program. The...


Best Buy’s Holiday Best Bets

Minneapolis — For Best Buy, providing predictions of holiday best sellers has become as traditional as a post-Thanksgiving sale. This year is no different...

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