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<br /> The<br /> RetailObserver<br /> 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Suite 508<br /> Henderson, NV 89014-2121<br /> June, 2013 AN EYE ON THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1970 Vol. 24, Issue 6<br /> 2013 NKBA DESIGN COMPETITION<br /> & SPECIALTY AWARD WINNERS<br /> DISASTER PLANNING:<br /> ADJUSTING TO THE NEW NORMAL – Part 1<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 Kelly Safis Danielle Whah<br /> (949) 218-8061 (206) 276-9756 (269) 277-6218 (269) 759-8427 (269) 876-2357<br /> The BesT<br /> has gone<br /> Full CyCle<br /> Best Cleaning Pair in the Industry*<br /> Our Maxima XL™ laundry pairs deliver<a title="June '13 page 1" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/69c55266?page=1"> The RetailObserver 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. 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