All In Retail
Members of the CE Pro 100 share thoughts on which new technology categories and markets they plan on expanding into, shoring up operations efficiencies, hiring and retaining talent, customer service and RMR strategies.
Arlen Schweiger · June 05, 2019
Best Buy reports strong Q3 revenues and ups forecasts for 2019. In-Home Advisors and Total Tech Support programs will spur growth.
Jason Knott · November 21, 2018
$300 million alarm and smart-home provider Vector Security opens second retail location with hands-on home-automation demos; plans national expansion of retail storefronts.
CE Pro Editors · November 14, 2018
CE Pro 100 integrator Just One Touch/Video & Audio Center sells $285K in Samsung 8K TVs during wine-and-cheese event to early adopter clients.
Jason Knott · November 01, 2018
The 2,300-square-foot store features security demos and smart home automation technology, like the company’s own Amazon Alexa skills used to control smart locks, IoT lighting, and HVAC.
CE Pro Editors · August 08, 2018
Iconic Monster Products looks to pivot to blockchain and cryptocurrency from halcyon days of premium speaker cables; files S-1 with SEC for “initial currency offering” (ICO) of 300 million Monster Money (MMNY) tokens.
Julie Jacobson · May 31, 2018
Kohl’s customers in 10 stores across Los Angeles and Chicago will have a chance to test out and purchase Amazon Echo, Dot and Fire devices — and sign up for Amazon Smart Home Services for in-home consultations.
Chelsea Cafiero · September 13, 2017
CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson visited several Best Buy stores in San Antonio, Texas, where Vivint Smart Home is testing a new business model for selling and installing security and home automation systems.
Julie Jacobson · March 24, 2017
Capitalizing on its large female customer base, JCPenney is the latest big-box brand to get into home automation with new “Home Services,” featuring Samsung SmartThings and and other smart-home systems. [UPDATE: JCP is not installing the smart-home equipment, just the other five Home Services categories.]
Julie Jacobson · March 16, 2017
Indianapolis retailer HHGregg with 229 stores in 20 states is due to file bankruptcy in the coming days, according to news reports.
Jason Knott · February 24, 2017