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<br /> The<br /> RetailObserver<br /> 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Suite 508<br /> Henderson, NV 89014-2121<br /> October, 2012 AN EYE ON THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1970 Vol. 23, Issue 10<br /> ALBERT LEE APPLIANCE<br /> MAKING A BIG SPLASH IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST<br /> SPONSORING: ALBERT LEE CUP - SEAFAIR 2012<br /> BUYING POWER IS UP<br /> SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET 2012<br /> MAJOR U.S. RETAILERS, INTERNATIONAL BUYERS AND NEW EXHIBITORS HIGHLIGHTED<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 /> Master Series<br /> Loaded with dependability and innovation, this ultimate freestanding kitchen delivers our<br /> top performance. Get the best features we offer so you can prepare family meals or entertain<br /> a crowd without breaking a sweat.<br /> 25 cu. ft. 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The power to get it</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=4"> AS I SEE IT • ELLE’S VIEW • AS I SEE IT </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=5"> </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=6"> VIEWS • MOE’S MUSINGS • VIEWS Build Your Br</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=7"> OCTOBER 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 7</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=8"> ALBERT LEE CUP 2012 • ALBERT LEE CUP 201</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=9"> 2012 • ALBERT LEE CUP 2012 • ALBERT LEE </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=10"> MAKING A BIG SPLASH—SEAFAIR 2010 | cont</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=11"> </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=12"> MAKING A BIG SPLASH—SEAFAIR 2010 | cont</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=13"> Book Review • Selling in Today’s </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=14"> we’re the quietest. and we can prove it. </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=15"> proof of quiet kitchen ventilation is unheard of…</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=16"> Industry [ N E W S ] STATE-OF-THE</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=17"> • The URT system can proce</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=18"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 17 |</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=19"> </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=20"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 18 |</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=21"> WHY PARTNER WITH ALMO? • The Best Name B</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=22"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 20 |</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=23"> OCTOBER 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 23</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=24"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 22 |</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=25"> Elegance, meet Intelligence. It’s a match ma</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=26"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 24 |</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=27"> OCTOBER 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 27</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=28"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 26 |</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=29"> OCTOBER 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 29</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=30"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 28 |</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=31"> </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=32"> Manufacturer { N O T E S } P rofession</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=33"> THE STYLE REVOLUTION BEGINS INTRODUCING THE NEW </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=34"> LAS VEGAS MARKET • LAS VEGAS MARKET • MAJO</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=35"> ARKET • LAS VEGAS MARKET • LAS VEGAS MARK</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=36"> | continued from page 35 | BUYING POWER AT TH</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=37"> • SUMMER WORLD MARKET IN REVIEW excellent.</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=38"> | continued from page 37 | </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=39"> </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=40"> Elly Valas RETAIL VIEWS I went to the do</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=41"> </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=42"> John Tschohl • </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=43"> OCTOBER 2012 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 43</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=44"> Rick Segel • </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=45"> Bathroom designed by NKBA member Elina Katsioula-</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=46"> Libby Wagner CULTURE COACH L eaders</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=47"> </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=48"> Zeke Camusio • </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=49"> DMYBG. riven to ake our usiness reat </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=50"> Bill Bazemore • </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=51"> I I SEEK NG NDEPENDENT REP GROUPS </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=52"> John White • A</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=53"> </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=54"> Buying Group News •</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=55"> 2012 • U P C O M I N G E V E N T S • 2013 </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=56"> Buying Group News •</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=57"> WALL OF FAME • RETAILERS OBSERV</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=58"> SERVICE DEPARTMENT • SERVICE DEPARTMENT • SERVICE</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=59"> </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=60"> SERVICE DEPARTMENT • SERVICE DEPARTMENT </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=61"> E D E PA R T M E N T • S E R V I C E D E </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=62"> SERVICE DEPARTMENT • SERVICE DEPARTMENT • SERV</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=63"> • Retail Resources</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=64"> SERVICE DEPARTMENT TRIVIA • SERVICE DEPART</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=65"> </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=66"> Manufacturer { N O T E S } </a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=67"> DO YOUR WORST BecaUSe YOU’Re Backed By the Best c</a> <a title="Oct' 12 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5c6a2be3?page=68"> © 2012 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. 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