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<br /> The<br /> RetailObserver<br /> 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Suite 508<br /> Henderson, NV 89014-2121<br /> November, 2011 AN EYE ON THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1970 Vol. 22, Issue 11<br /> BERLIN-GERMANY<br /> IFA 2011<br /> INDUSTRY & RETAILERS CONFIDENT<br /> PAGE 8<br /> CEDIA<br /> EXPO<br /> 2011<br /> DELIVERS QUALIFIED<br /> ATTENDEES<br /> PAGE 34<br /> A TRIBUTE TO<br /> STEVE JOBS<br /> PAGE 60<br /> Printed on Recycled Paper<br /> 10% Post Consumer<br /> PRSRT STD<br /> US Postage<br /> Paid<br /> St. Joseph, MI<br /> Permit No. 158<br /> <br /> <br /> AS I SEE IT<br /> <br /> ELLE’S VIEW<br /> •<br /> • AS I SEE IT<br /> Well Done, Steve Jobs<br /> YOU CHANGED OUR WORLD FOREVER<br /> A<br /> pple Chairman Steve Jobs, who built the world’s most valuable technology<br /> company by creating devices that changed how people use electronics and<br /> revolution<a title="Nov '11 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=1"> The RetailObserver 2764 N. 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S</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=2"> </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=3"> </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=4"> AS I SEE IT ELLE’S VIEW • • AS I SEE IT </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=5"> Steve Jobs 1955-2011</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=6"> VIEWS • MOE’S MUSINGS • VIEWS “Push the</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=7"> </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=8"> RETAILERS • CONSUMERS * ELECTRO 12 4 </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=9"> APPLIANCES • PRODUCT FIRSTS IFA 2011: Reta</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=10"> | continued from page 9 | than at IFA. More t</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=11"> 1 </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=12"> | continued from page 10 | refrigerators to i</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=13"> 12 3 4 </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=14"> CALL TO ACTION SEND US YOUR SHOTS LOOKING FOR</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=15"> </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=16"> Industry [ News ] “The Distinctive 30” Gas Co</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=17"> • designers, builders, home-owners, a remo</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=18"> Manufacturer {NOTES} •</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=19"> Delivery Assembly Installation This time of year</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=20"> Industry [ News ]| continued from page 17 | </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=21"> NOVEMBER 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 21</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=22"> Manufacturer {NOTES} Professional Style</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=23"> NOVEMBER 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 23</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=24"> Industry [ News ]| continued from page 20 | </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=25"> The stunning silence of German engineering. Bosc</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=26"> Industry [ News ]| c ontinued from page 24 | </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=27"> Opposites Attract. A full refrigerator co</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=28"> Industry [ News ]| c ontinued from page 26 | </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=29"> </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=30"> Manufacturer {NOTES} •</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=31"> </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=32"> Manufacturer {NOTES} •</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=33"> introducing the lines of perfection the new S3 Se</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=34"> In Review CEDIA EXPO Exudes Positive Ener Delive</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=35"> • 2011 rgy and ttendees 17,600 ATTENDEES AND 444 </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=36"> | continued from page 35 | RESPONSES FROM CED</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=37"> • CEDIA IN REVIEW projects in the Designe</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=38"> Distributor [ News ] • </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=39"> </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=40"> Elly Valas • R E T A I L V I</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=41"> </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=42"> John Tschohl • C U S T O M E R S E R V I C E </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=43"> Sierra Select Distributors, Inc. 4244 S. Market </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=44"> Chris Thiede • BRAND BUILDING Mobile Marketi</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=45"> </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=46"> Rick Segel • RETAIL BUSINESS KIT Two Money </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=47"> www.woodstonehome.com | 1-800-578-6836 | </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=48"> Kevin M. Henry • T R E N D S </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=49"> [ Distinctive™ 30" Dual-Fuel Range ] </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=50"> Libby Wagner • CULTURE COACH A Littl</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=51"> C M Y CM MY CY CMY K The 2012 NKBA Design Comp</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=52"> • SERVICE NEWS United Servicers Association </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=53"> • Retail Resources </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=54"> • ASSOCIATION NEWS Kitchen & Bath Industry </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=55"> 2011 • </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=56"> • BUYING GROUP NEWS BrandSource Mobile App Br</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=57"> LOOK WHO’S READING... The RetailObserver </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=58"> • BUYING GROUP NEWS Nationwide Promotes Bazemo</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=59"> </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=60"> Steve Jobs 1955–201 </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=61"> Steve Jobs changed the world several times over, </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=62"> “The magic of Steve was that while others simply </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=63"> Steve Jobs 1955–201 “Here’s to the crazy ones, </a> <a title="Nov '11 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=64"> In Memorium • REMEMBRANCE U-LINE FO</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=65"> WALL OF FAME• RETAILERS OBSERVED • WALL O</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=66"> Manufacturer {NOTES} •</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=67"> Visit maytag.com for warranty details. Best clea</a> <a title="Nov '11 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/60f13b22?page=68"> Superior integration. Superior preservation. U</a>