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Remembering Bob Abt, Consumer Electronics Retailing Legend

By CE Pro Editors · July 27, 2015 • Kef's April Sanders remembers Bob Abt, who fueled the growth of Chicagoland's consumer electronics giant Abt Electronics.

Big-Box Retailers Including Abt Join ProSource as Associate Members

By Julie Jacobson · May 21, 2015 • Abt Electronics, Nebraska Furniture Mart, other leading A/V retailers join ProSource buying group as associate members, while remaining in the competitive group NATM.

How Abt Electronics is Resurrecting M&K

By Julie Jacobson · August 9, 2010 • Chicago-area retailer Abt Electronics was M&K's largest customer until the speaker manufacturer closed in 2007. Now M&K Sound is back and Abt is the exclusive U.S. distributor.

What Makes Abt Electronics a ‘Destination’

By Julie Jacobson · July 28, 2010 • Even if you're not shopping for TVs or stoves, Chicago-area Abt is a great place to chill out with the family.

Abt Electronics: Part CE Design Center, Part Circus

By Julie Jacobson · July 28, 2010 • With revenues of $25 million for its custom business alone, Abt Electronics is also a recycling plant, wedding venue, Apple store, kitchen showroom and more.

Abt Electronics: The Greenest A/V Retailer in the Country

By Julie Jacobson · April 22, 2010 • Putting lights on sensors and recycling paper is one thing, but Chicago's Abt has its own recycling plant and runs a 350,000-square-foot store off the grid.

Is Your Store Fun?

By Julie Jacobson · April 14, 2010 • CEA research reveals that consumers don't find fun in specialty A/V retailing