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Mr Retail New Year's Resolutions 2023
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Mr Retail’s 6 New Year’s Resolutions

As I think about the year ahead, these are some of my New Year’s resolutions for my business. ...

Alpine Names Tri-State Distributor
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Alpine Names New Fulfillment Center

Alpine (Alps Alpine North America) announced a new "fulfillment center" partner as Tri-State Enterprises for the area of...

Best Buy Lays Off Workers
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Best Buy Lays Off Workers

Best Buy is laying off about 700 employees, or roughly 0.7 percent of its workforce, said reports. A...

Car Inventory Increases
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New Car Inventory is Starting to Build

The automobile industry is showing signs of recovery from its severe shortages, reports Automotive News. At the lowest...

Alpine Kfest
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Alpine To Debut New Optim8

Alpine (Alps Alpine North America) will debut a new product called Optim8 on the first day of the...

Porsche radios
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Porsche Expands Radio Upgrades

Porsche is expanding its radio upgrade program that supplies CarPlay and Android Auto decks for older Porsche vehicles....

Audiotec Fischer New Car Audio Category
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New Category From Audiotec Fischer

Audiotec Fischer, supplier of German-made brands Brax, Helix and Match, said it will unveil March 4 what it...

New Rep Firm CJO Sales
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New Rep Firm Launches

Former Kicker Global Trainer Ken Bundy has launched a manufacturer's rep firm in Michigan called CJO Sales. CJO...

Metra Tracks Products
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Metra To Track Key Products

Metra Electronics is taking steps to enforce its Minimum Advertised Pricing (MAP) and improve dealer margins by applying...

Kenwood Names New VP Sales
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KENWOOD Names New VP Sales

KENWOOD USA (kenwood.com/usa/car) has appointed a new Vice President of Sales for the Car Electronics Division, replacing Mike...

Sound Stream Maestro Radio
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First Maestro Deck From This Brand

Sound Stream Reserve is shipping its first deck to work with iDatalink Maestro modules.  The deck is a...

Systems by MSC for Ford
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MSC Ships High End Systems For Specific Vehicles

North American Distributor MSC is shipping this week what it calls the industry's highest end vehicle specific audio...

Kenwood Names New VP Sales
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Kenwood Exec Departs

Mike Roberts,VP Sales & Marketing for KENWOOD for the past four years (and a veteran of KENWOOD in...

BMW Says These Screens Will Disappear
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BMW Says These Screens Will Disappear

BMW believes the super large displays that are overtaking the dashboard will be gone in 10 years, according...

Car Audio Exec Changes
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Two 12 Volt Executive Changes

Here we report two changes among 12 volt executives--one at Car Toys, and one at the relative new...

VOXX Aftermarket Sales Fall
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VOXX-Directed Aftermarket Sales Slow For Quarter

VOXX said its sales of aftermarket car audio fell more than expected for the recent quarter ending November...

Rockford Expands Progressive Territory
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Rockford Names New Rep/Distributor in 3 Territories

Rockford Fosgate announced it has appointed The Progressive Group as its manufacturers' rep in 3 new territories, expanding...

Progressive Group Merges With 3 Reps
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Progressive Merges With 3 Reps

The Progressive Group, a leading manufacturer’s rep and distributor owned by Patrick Industries, has merged with three different...

Harman Ready on Demand
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Harman’s Latest OEM Upgrade System

At CES HARMAN expanded on the systems it offers to car makers, allowing them to provide audio upgrades...

Cool Car Tech at CES 2023
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Best of CES in Transportation

Chosen as Engadget's Best of CES winner in the category of transportation, the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept...