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<br /> The<br /> RetailObserver<br /> 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Suite 508<br /> Henderson, NV 89014-2121<br /> December, 2013 AN EYE ON THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1970 Vol. 24, Issue 12<br /> WESTEDGE™ DESIGN FAIR<br /> DEBUTS WITH RAVE REVIEWS<br /> CHUCK EDMONDS: 1919-2013 ROBOT WINS ELECTROLUX<br /> FOUNDER OF THE RETAIL OBSERVER DESIGN LAB 2013 CONTEST<br /> Cover Photo: Ryan Benoit<br /> Printed on Recycled Paper<br /> 10% Post Consumer<br /> PRSRT STD<br /> U.S. Postage Paid<br /> St. Joseph, MI<br /> Permit No. 158<br /> CALIFORNIA NORTHWEST SOUTHWEST CENTRAL STATES GREAT LAKES<br /> Alex Holton Mark Collier Steve Carron Mike Hake Danielle Whah<br /> (949) 218-8061 (206) 276-9756 (269) 277-6218 (269) 208-8046 (269) 876-2357<br /> THE NEW TOP DOG IN<br /> TOP LOAD LAUNDRY<br /> B<a title="Dec '13 page 1" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=1"> The RetailObserver 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. S</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 2" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=2"> CALIFORNIA NORTHWEST SOUTHWEST</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 3" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=3"> THE NEW TOP DOG IN TOP LOAD LAUNDRY BEST CLEANING</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 4" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=4"> AS I SEE IT • ELLE’S VIEW • AS I SEE IT </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 5" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=5"> Built to clean Bigger loads Perfect</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 6" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=6"> VIEWS • MOE’S MUSINGS • VIEWS To Lose is F</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 7" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=7"> </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 8" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=8"> • WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR 2013 • WESTEDGE DESIGN WES</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 9" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=9"> WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR 2013 • WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 10" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=10"> WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR 2013 | continued from pag</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 11" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=11"> • </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 12" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=12"> WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR 2013 | continued fr</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 13" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=13"> Book Review • </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 14" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=14"> In Memorium Charles September 4, 1919 – </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 15" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=15"> • REMEMBERANCE Edmonds October 1, 2013 Retail O</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 16" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=16"> Industry [ N E W S ] BERTAZZONI SHOW</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 17" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=17"> • ALSO ON DISPLAY AT WEST EDGE DESIGN SHOW </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 18" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=18"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 17 | </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 19" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=19"> </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 20" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=20"> Industry [ N E W S ] | continued from page 18 | </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 21" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=21"> COMPLETE CONTROL. 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NOV.27-DEC.5—HANUKKAH 2014</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 50" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=50"> Corey McMullan • APPLI</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 51" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=51"> Coming clean on a new leader in 24” laundry. The</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 52" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=52"> Bill Bazemore • </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 53" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=53"> Choose your path and see where it takes you. </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 54" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=54"> Jim Ristow • CONS</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 55" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=55"> • Retail Resources </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 56" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=56"> Buying Group News • </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 57" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=57"> DECEMBER 2013 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 57</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 58" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=58"> Buying Group News • </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 59" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=59"> </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 60" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=60"> S E R V I C E D E PA R T M E N T • S E R V I C</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 61" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=61"> </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 62" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=62"> SERVICE DEPARTMENT • SERVICE DEPARTMENT • SERV</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 63" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=63"> </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 64" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=64"> Expo Notes • </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 65" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=65"> </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 66" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=66"> Manufacturer { N O T E S } </a> <a title="Dec '13 page 67" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=67"> MAKE IT EVEN BETTER TOGETHER ®/™ ©2013 KitchenAi</a> <a title="Dec '13 page 68" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/5ee5c0a9?page=68"> LG STUDIO premium appliances, profitable partner</a>