Dealerscope magazine has named its 2015 inductees to the Dealerscope Hall of Fame.
Before he was the president of New Age Electronics, the retail division of SYNNEX Corp., Fred Towns—like so many others—started at the small-scale retail level.
After growing up in Maryland and graduating from Towson State University, Towns’ first job in the industry was in the early 1980s with Stereo Discounters, a retailer in his native Maryland that was part of the Dixie High Five chain that later became Circuit City. Having bought sound and lighting equipment, he
was eventually hired as part of the pro source team, and later moved into the retail side, eventually trained as a retail sales manager at the chain’s top store.
Distributor New Age Electronics at International CES announced a major new partnership at International CES, adding the B&O Play brand from Bang & Olufsen. New Age is working with B&O to bring the products beyond B&O’s former strategy of selling only high-end merchandise in B&O retail outlets.
“New Age Electronics and B&O PLAY share strong synergies in delivering cutting-edge digital products that allow listeners to experience audio in a way that enhances the consumer lifestyle,” Fred Towns, President, New Age Electronics, said as part of the announcement.
Leading consumer electronics distributor brings a contemporary and luxurious audio experience to key retailers and fashion retailers across the US
Las Vegas, NV (from 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show) – January 6, 2015 – New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services and a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), announced today that it has been selected by B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen, which delivers best-in-class audio products in luxurious and contemporary designs, to distribute its B&O PLAY products, including its award-winning music systems, speakers and headphones, to key retailers and fashion retailers across the US. B&O PLAY products present design excellence, craftsmanship and product innovation and resonate among design-conscious consumers and music enthusiasts who live an active lifestyle.
New Age Electronics Boosts Emerging Technology Portfolio with Strategic New Vendors
Distributor leads the charge in emerging technologies with the addition of new wearable, home health, home automation, GPS and Bluetooth tracking and media distribution products
Las Vegas, NV (from 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show) – January 6, 2015 – New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services and a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), announced today that it has added multiple new product offerings in categories including wearables, home health, home automation, GPS and Bluetooth tracking, and media distribution, further enhancing its Emerging Technology Strategy. Launched in June 2014, the New Age Electronics Emerging Technology Strategy delivers innovative new products to retailers with recommendations for assortment and merchandising to maximize success, and simultaneously serves as a launch pad for vendors looking to break in to Consumer Electronics.
New Age Electronics Announces its 2014 Retailers of the Year at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show
Distributor selects Walmart.com as Consumer Electronics Retailer of the Year and Dell.com as Gaming Retailer of the Year
LAS VEGAS, NV (from 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show) – January 6, 2015 – New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services and a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), announced today that it has selected Walmart.com as its 2014 Consumer Electronics Retailer of the Year and Dell.com as its 2014 Gaming Retailer of the Year at its customer appreciation event at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As the profile of the technology consumer continues to rapidly evolve, our tendency is to focus on products that fit their lifestyles. We research the hottest trends among traditional and emerging categories to determine which products will see the most success at retail. While this should certainly be at the core of any successful Consumer Electronics strategy, it’s important not to overlook the people who are in the driver’s seat – the consumers.
Las Vegas — Alternative rock band Goo Goo Dolls will headline New Age Electronics’ annual CES Gala next week.
The Buffalo, N.Y., band, fronted by guitarist and lead singer John Rzeznik, is perhaps best known for its breakout ballad “Iris,” which ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 100 Pop Songs chart covering the years 1992-2012.
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.
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.