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<br /> The<br /> RetailObserver<br /> 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Suite 508<br /> Henderson, NV 89014-2121<br /> August, 2012 AN EYE ON THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1970 Vol. 23, Issue 8<br /> DWEL L ON DESIGN:<br /> MODERN BEYOND EXPECTATIONS<br /> Continued Growth and Record Attendance<br /> I N F O C O M M 2 012<br /> AUDIOVISUAL TECHNOLOGY SHOW<br /> Success Driven by Conferencing,<br /> Digital Signage, Networked AV<br /> Printed on Recycled Paper<br /> 10% Post Consumer<br /> PRSRT STD<br /> U.S. Postage Paid<br /> St. Joseph, MI<br /> Permit No. 158<br /> 2<br /> THE RETAIL OBSERVER JANUARY 2012<br /> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER<br /> 3<br /> AS I SEE IT •<br /> ELLE’S VIEW<br /> • AS I SEE IT<br /> Don’t Let the Dog Days of Summer<br /> Slow You Down<br /> T<br /> he dog days of summer usually slow people down a bit, so make sure you are<br /> taking full advantage<a title="Aug '12 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=1"> The RetailObserver 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. S</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=2"> 2 THE RETAIL OBSERVER JANUARY 2012</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=3"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 3</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=4"> AS I SEE IT • ELLE’S VIEW • AS I SEE IT </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=5"> Wisely. It’s not how much you spend on your </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=6"> VIEWS • MOE’S MUSINGS • VIEWS Is There Real</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=7"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 7</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=8"> DWELL ON DESIGN • DWELL ON DESIGN • D </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=9"> SIGN • DWELL ON DESIGN • DWELL ON DESIGN </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=10"> | continued from page 9 | DWELL ON DESIGN 201</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=11"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=12"> | continued from page 10 | 2012 WRAP UP E V</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=13"> 1 23 </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=14"> CALL TO ACTION SEND US YOUR SHOTS Looking for</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=15"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 15</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=16"> Industry [ N E W S ] VIKING INTROD</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=17"> • Ranges are available in gas self-clean, d</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=18"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 17 |</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=19"> the lines of perfection the S3 Series from Scholt</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=20"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 18 |</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=21"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 21</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=22"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 20 |</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=23"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 23</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=24"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 22 |</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=25"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 25</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=26"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 24 |</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=27"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 27</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=28"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 26 |</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=29"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 29</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=30"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 28 |</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=31"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 31</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=32"> Association News •</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=33"> DISCOveR the Next phASe Of SmARt hOmeS At CeDIA e</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=34"> 34 THE RETAIL OBSERVER JANUARY 2012</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=35"> NOW THAT’S INTENSE! 34,000+ Attend Infocomm 2012 </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=36"> | continued from page 35 | EXPOSITION SHINES</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=37"> AUJGANUSUTA2RY01201T2HETHRETRAETILAIOL BOSBESR</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=38"> Association News •</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=39"> Wine is about an experience... Vinotemp is lookin</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=40"> Elly Valas • </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=41"> Showroom by NKBA member Jack Busby, CKD | Photo b</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=42"> John Tschohl CUSTOMER SERVICE W </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=43"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 43</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=44"> Rick Segel RETAIL BUSINESS KIT T he </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=45"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 45</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=46"> Libby Wagner • </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=47"> • Retail Resource</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=48"> Doug Schatz • C</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=49"> The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - helping patien</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=50"> E. Michael Allen FURNITURE TRENDS </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=51"> • ep Family Businesses Strong But with the dow</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=52"> In Memorium REMEMBERANCE C l</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=53"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 53</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=54"> Buying Group News •</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=55"> 201 2 AUGUST NATIONAL BEACH MONTH 19-22 PRIMETIM</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=56"> Buying Group News •</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=57"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 57</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=58"> S E R V I C E D E PA R T M E N T • S E R V I C E </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=59"> T • S E R V I C E D E PA R T M E N T S E R V I C </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=60"> SERVICE DEPARTMENT • SERVICE DEPARTMENT • SERV</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=61"> JANUARY 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 61</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=62"> Association News •</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=63"> • WALL OF FAME • RETAILERS OBSE</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=64"> Association News •</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=65"> LOOK WHO’S READING... The RetailObserver </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=66"> Manufacturer { N O T E S } </a> <a title="Aug '12 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=67"> ed The future belongs to those who build it. W</a> <a title="Aug '12 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4ba2cbe9?page=68"> 68 THE RETAIL OBSERVER JANUARY 2012</a>