Bose to Shutter 119 Bose Stores in N. America, Europe, Japan & Australia

A Bose mall location [Photo: Julia Banks, Boston Business Journal] Bose Corp. announced earlier today that it will close a total of 119 Bose retail stores as a response to changing retail purchasing trends. The locations to be closed represents … Continue reading

CES 2020 – Just What Exactly is CES Anymore?

Buyer/seller negotiations on the CES floor are getting pretty tough! Image is from the WWE, a new exhibitor at CES this year For many, many years the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – an exposition hosted by the Consumer Technology Association … Continue reading

URC Cuts Staff as It Realigns Its Sales Efforts

Universal Remote Control, Inc. (URC) has had a round of layoffs heading into the holidays. Taking place last week, the remote control giant has made cuts to its team that represent approximately 6% of their total workforce. Learn more about … Continue reading

A Deeper Dive into the Troubling Emerald Expositions Fiscal Q3 Report

Company Says Declining CEDIA Expo Revenues is Partly to Blame If you saw my recent article on the Emerald Expositions’ leadership turmoil (See: More Leadership Turmoil Hits Emerald Expositions), in addition to covering the fact that their new CEO (just … Continue reading

More Leadership Turmoil Hits Emerald Expositions

CEO to Exit by Year End; COO Steps into Interim Role While Search Begins Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. (Emerald) (NYSE:EEX), parent company to the CEDIA Expo show and industry trade magazines CE Pro & Commercial Integrator, announced this week that … Continue reading

Audio Design Associates Warns of Imminent Company Shutdown

In a letter to the media early Tuesday evening, Richard Stoerger announced the likely impending closure of Audio Design Associates (ADA), a company that was a founding member of CEDIA and a significant driving force in the early days of … Continue reading

James Loudspeaker Terminates Reps as Integration into Sonance Progresses

Early last week, a holiday week, sources reached out to relay the news that multiple manufacturer sales representatives were being terminated by James Loudspeaker. Happy Thanksgiving…you’re fired. In chats, I heard of the pain that some those reps felt – … Continue reading

NPR: American Speaker Manufacturer Says Tariffs May Force Him Out

This week, National Public Radio (NPR) tells the story of the Minneapolis Speaker Company, Inc., known as MISCO, a St. Paul, MN-based manufacturer of speaker drivers and systems sold mostly on an OEM basis, who is struggling to continue to … Continue reading