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<br /> The<br /> RetailObserver<br /> 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Suite 508<br /> Henderson, NV 89014-2121<br /> 2010 INTERNATIONAL<br /> BUILDERS SHOW<br /> December, 2010 YOUR RESOURCE GUIDE TO THE INDUSTRY Vol. 21, Issue 12<br /> NEW COMPONENTS REFLECT DENON'S HISTORY<br /> OF PASSION, ARTISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY<br /> PAGE 8<br /> KNOW WHERE CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY IS HEADED<br /> PAGE 34<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 /> ELLE’S VIEW<br /> • AS I SEE IT<br /> Holiday Tradition Creates<br /> Anticipation and Curiosity<br /> in Customers<br /> W<br /> ith the holiday gift giving season upon us, I was inspired in the many<br /> ways a business could have fun during the holidays, such as starting<br /> tr<a title="Dec '10 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=1"> The RetailObserver 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Su</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=2"> </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=3"> </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=4"> AS I SEE IT • ELLE’S VIEW • AS I SEE IT </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=5"> </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=6"> VIEWS • MOE’S MUSINGS • VIEWS The CE-Asa</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=7"> THE “BEST VALUE” PROFESSIONAL RANGES </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=8"> Denon's 100th Anniversary lineup PMA-A100 integra</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=9"> AH-A100 headphones DL-A100 cartridge DP-A100 turn</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=10"> DENON'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY | continued from page 9</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=11"> IN RETROSPECT DECEMBER 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=12"> Manufacturer {NOTES} Uncork The Holiday Cheer L</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=13"> The perfect pairing. Create the ideal environmen</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=14"> Book Review • The 1%</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=15"> interested in a product but refrain from purchasi</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=16"> Industry [ News ] </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=17"> • HIGH POINT DEBUT REAPS BIG RE</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=18"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 17 </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=19"> DECEMBER 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 19</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=20"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 18 </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=21"> Light awakens the senses and brings your cooking </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=22"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 20 </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=23"> DECEMBER 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 23</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=24"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 22 </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=25"> </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=26"> Manufacturer {NOTES} • </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=27"> DECEMBER 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 27</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=28"> </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=29"> APPLIANCES ELECTRONI</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=30"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 24 </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=31"> </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=32"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 30 </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=33"> NKBA KiTcheN & BATh PLANNers TurN LeAds </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=34"> • CES KEY Want to Know W Technology is H ATTEND</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=35"> • NOTES here Consumer eaded in 2011? 11 CES KEYNO</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=36"> CES 2011 KEYNOTES | continued from page 35 | </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=37"> • XEROX</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=38"> · A S S O C I AT I O N N E W S CEA Appla</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=39"> </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=40"> Elly Valas · R E T A I L V I</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=41"> The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - helping patien</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=42"> John Tschohl · C U S T O M E R S E R V </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=43"> EDucaTion Enroll Today </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=44"> Chris Thiede · B R A N D B U I L D I</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=45"> The function of a professional range. The form of</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=46"> Kelly Rigdon · B U S I N E S S S O L U T </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=47"> NEED A KNOB OR GRATE? IGNITOR OR SPARK MODULE? </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=48"> Rick Segel · R E T A I L B U S I N E</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=49"> you can't stop a hurricane. you can't predict an</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=50"> Kevin M. Henry · T R E N D S </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=51"> Carter Marketing Westcan Mechanical Sales</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=52"> Robert Spector · MOM & POP STORE Th</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=53"> TO FIND YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR PLEASE CALL THE FA</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=54"> • PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT The SmartShopper Grocery</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=55"> 2011 • • 2011 </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=56"> • SERVICE NEWS Your Service Department: N</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=57"> </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=58"> • BUYING GROUP NEWS Nationwide Marketing G</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=59"> WALL OF FAME• RETAILERS OBSERVED • WALL O</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=60"> • BUYING GROUP NEWS BrandSource Offers Custom</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=61"> </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=62"> Service S Manufacture Informa</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=63"> • SERVICE: SPECIAL REPORT tudy of rs’ Technical</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=64"> continued from page 62 </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=65"> </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=66"> Manufacturer {NOTES} •</a> <a title="Dec '10 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=67"> </a> <a title="Dec '10 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f1eddc2e?page=68"> </a>