NEW YORK — Ten days out from Thanksgiving, retailers are locked and loaded for another hardscrabble holiday season in which turkey dinner has been usurped by pre-Black Friday sales and even the latest and greatest technology — 4K UHD TV — has become doorbuster fodder. Still, merchants remain confident that an upbeat consumer mood, combined with a host of compelling new tech products, have the makings of a merry fourth quarter. “I’m optimistic about the holidays,” noted Leon Temiz, veteran New York area A/V merchant and principal of Electronics Expo. But Temiz tempered his glad tidings with concern for 4K, as evidenced by Best Buy’s lead Black Friday item, a $900 Samsung UHD TV.
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NEW YORK — New Age president Fred Towns is the new industry chair of the Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology division. TWICE asked Towns to offer some background on the organization and it’s work on the eve of the group’s annual event here.
TWICE: As the incoming ADL industry chair, can you explain what the group’s mission is? Towns: The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) mission began in 1913 to bring an end to the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment for all. In addition to fighting anti- Semitism and other forms of bigotry, the ADL has evolved to become one of the nation’s premier civil rights and human relations agencies.