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Mr Retail Time for a Sale
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With the Future Uncertain, It’s Time To Do This

By Mr. Retail I don’t know if you have noticed, but things are slowing down all around us....

LinksWell Expands
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LinksWell to Offer Marine Super Screen Radios

LinksWell Automotive, Inc., the five year old company that offers "Tesla Style," large-screened radios, is launching a sister...

New Dolby Tech for Automobiles
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New Dolby Tech Heading to Automobiles

Dolby has teamed with digital audio company Dirac to create a new “immersive audio” experience for vehicles. The...

GCH Wireless CarPlay Android Auto Mirror
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12V Mirror With CarPlay/Android Auto

The first full replacement rear view mirror with wireless CarPlay and wireless Android Auto is available from GCH...

Gas Prices Update
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Update on Gas Prices

Even as gas price hit $5 gallon for the first time ever this week, analysts speculate prices could...

Tariff Relief May Be On Way
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Tariff Relief May Be On Way

The Biden administration is considering rolling back some of the tariffs on Chinese goods, as it struggles to...

BOSS-Big
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BOSS Eyes 14-Inch Car Radio

Ever since Alpine launched the first floating screen radio (from a leading brand) with a super-large screen back...

Audison new Forza amplifiers
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Audison Intros More Powerful DSP Amplifiers

Audison announced at KnowledgeFest in Orlando this weekend a new Forza family of amplifiers that will eventually replace...

Sony New Wireless Car Radios
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New Sony Wireless CarPlay Decks

By Pete Muller and Amy Gilroy Sony Electronics announced two new wireless CarPlay/Android Auto head units at some...

What's Next in Car Stereo Fabrication
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What’s Next in Fabrication: Ai Design

We reported last month on Ai Design, Tuckahoe, NY, one of the most exclusive car audio shops in...

Apple CarPlay iOS 16
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Will Aftermarket Benefit From New CarPlay?

Apple’s announcement it will display and control gauge information from the car’s dashboard within CarPlay left us wondering...

12 volt sales slowdown
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Are We Back to 2019?

12 volt suppliers and dealers are starting to cut back on orders of head units and other products...

Apple CarPlay iOS 16
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Here’s the New CarPlay

Apple previewed Tuesday the next generation of CarPlay, which will work with basically your entire instrument cluster in...

Tint-World-Orlando-Muller
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Two 12V National Sales Managers Run Tint World Shops

Typically, it is retailers who end up moving into manufacturing, but two national sales managers from leading 12...

How to Handle a Bad Review
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How to Deal With a Bad Online Review

By Mr. Retail Last month we discussed stopping a bad review before it happens. Well, even the best...

Lucas Taps Industry Veteran
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Industry Veteran Joins Lucas Lighting

Industry veteran and recent Alpine Western Regional Manager, Ken Wiseman joined new automotive lighting company Lucas Lighting, as...

RDV 12 Volt Accessories
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New Wireless CarPlay/Android Auto Accessories

RDV Automotive Technology, a start up accessories supplier, announced three new add-on interfaces offering wireless CarPlay and/or wireless...

Boss Audio
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The King of CarPlay and Android Auto

We sat down with BOSS Audio Systems CEO and Founder Sam Rabanni to learn how BOSS Audio made...

Tariff Update
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Update on Tariffs

Tariffs, as you recall, are costing suppliers up to 30 percent on some car audio goods and contributing...

Best Buy outlook
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Best Buy’s Retail Outlook

Best Buy said it is feeling the pinch of inflation in its latest earnings report. Consumers are now...