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AVAD Announces 7 New Branches, 2 Distribution Hubs

Distributor AVAD announces new branches in San Diego, Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Boston, Houston, Charlotte and Denver; distribution hubs in Baltimore and Phoenix; and a sales resource in northern Florida.

CE Pro Editors · December 15, 2016

AVAD Vendopalooza 2017 Tour Features 13 Dates

AVAD’s Vendopalooza 2017 dealer tour will make stops in Boston, New York, Scottsdale, San Diego and Toronto. The events are free for dealers to attend.

Robert Archer · December 13, 2016

Having a Beer with CE Pro: WAVE Talks about Equipment Margin, Labor Crunch

WAVE Electronics VP Ainslie Fukuda discusses how the distributor is helping integrators maximize their equipment margin, improve their efficiency in the field and find qualified labor.

CE Pro Editors · November 29, 2016

Vizio Gains Big-Time Traction in CE Market

PowerHouse Alliance’s decision to carry broad Vizio line of TVs was met with trepidation, but is paying dividends for the distributor and for integrators.

Jason Knott · November 23, 2016

AVAD Initiates Radical Business Model Change

Distributor AVAD will move away from reliance on physical branch locations to centralized distribution centers, expanded field sales force with call centers, and web portal for purchasing.

Jason Knott · November 10, 2016

MRI Expo Touts New Look for 2016; Draws 400 Attendees

MRI Premium Distribution Services gathered 400 integrators for its 15th annual Expo, which had training sessions on the exhibit floor.

Jason Knott · November 01, 2016

Who Knew Philips Made a 4K HDR Blu-ray Player? And Other Goodies from Capitol Sales

Denon’s DN-300Z is a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of audio, Philips makes a 4K HDR Blu-ray player, every dealer should carry doorbell cameras in their vans … and more from distributor Capitol Sales at CEDIA 2016.

Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2016

SupplyStream Changes Name to ‘Portal,’ Eliminates Dealer Fees, Launches iPhone App

New for CEDIA 2016: Online product catalog, distributor and proposal software company SupplyStream announces corporate rebranding to Portal. The company has also eliminated its $29/month membership fees and created an iPhone app.

Jason Knott · August 31, 2016

New CEO Discusses Vision for AVAD as Independent Co.; a Return to CEDIA

CE Pro interviews new AVAD CEO Tom Jacoby after the distributor was acquired by private equity firm Kingswood Capital: “We don’t see this as a broken company that needs to be fixed.”

Julie Jacobson · July 28, 2016

Another Record Breaking Summer Show for PAA

Distributor Professional Audio Associates (PAA) held its annual vendor show with brands like TiVo and United Leather highlighting along with stalwarts LG, URC, Origin Acoustics, SpeakerCraft and others.

Chuck Schneider · July 06, 2016