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Car Toys reopens half its stores
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Car Toys Reopens Some Stores

Car Toys announced it will reopen about half of its 48 stores by May 8. All of its...

Kenwood-$299-CarPlay
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Kenwood Ships Low Cost CarPlay/Android Auto Decks

Kenwood and JVC Mobile are now each shipping two CarPlay/Android Auto decks at a $299 street price.  The...

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SiriusXM Closes Automatic Labs Due to COVID-19

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic and fewer drivers on the road, SiriusXM announced it is closing its Automatic Labs...

Alpine-JVCKenwood year end earnings 2020
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Alps Alpine, JVCKenwood Report COVID-19 Impact In Year End Forecasts

Both Alps Alpine and JVCKenwood said COVID-19 has had a significant impact on sales for their recent quarter...

tips for reopening after pandemic
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Reopening Tips for 12 Volt Shops

Whether your shop is open or closed, retail is changing, and not just for the short term, say...

Best Buy reports FY Q1
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Best Buy to Begin Reopening

Best Buy said it will reopen 200 stores on an appointment-only basis starting in early May. CEO Corie...

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Kenwood Resumes Shipping on Limited Basis

After ceasing its car audio shipments in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JVCKenwood has resumed shipping products...

CES and COVID-19
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COVID-19 May Have Been at CES

A man who fell ill shortly after attending CES in January, with COVID-19-like symptoms, has tested positive for...

Norton's Car Stereo re-opens
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Wave of Retailers In South Re-Open

A wave of retailers are re-opening their car audio shops in the South and select states. Many took...

Porsche CarPlay radio for older models
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Porsche Intros CarPlay Decks for Classic Models

Porsche announced new CarPlay decks that are designed to fit and complement its older car models. A single...

stimulus check
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Stimulus Checks Boost 12V Sales

A sudden surge in sales since late last week, due to the Fed's release of stimulus money to...

Crutchfield sales strong in pandemic
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Crutchfield is Killing It

At a time when many car audio dealers are closed and others have seen sales cut by as...

Cadence goes direct
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Another 12V Supplier Cuts Out Internet Sellers

Cadence Sound is the latest company to announce it is shifting to a dealer direct model and cutting...

12 volt gets many views from COVID face shields
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The Shops That Got 49 Million Views

Editorial: "Help is coming from an unlikely source," say many articles about the car audio shops making COVID-19...

Jay Kent
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A Goodbye to Jay Kent

About 80 members of the car audio industry gathered virtually Thursday night to celebrate the life of Jay...

Best Buy reports FY Q1
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Best Buy Furloughs 50,000 and Reveals Sales

Best Buy will furlough about 51,000 employees starting Sunday, said the retail giant. Many of those employees are...

5 Star Car Stereo
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The Digital Must-Have for Your Shop

If you have some time on your hands, you might brush up on your digital business card.  What...

PPP loan information
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You Applied For a Loan, Now What?

If you have applied for government funded loans such as the EIDL and PPP loans and are now...

Ed Moriarty Joins Alpine car audio
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Alpine Names Assistant VP Aftermarket Car Audio

Alpine Electronics of America has named as its new Assistant Vice President of Aftermarket Car Audio, Ed Moriarty,...

PAC dash kit Jeep Cherokee
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New Installation Kit from PAC

PAC announced a new RadioPro integrated kit allowing users to upgrade the factory radios for Jeep Grand Cherokees,...