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<br /> The<br /> RetailObserver<br /> 5542 Monterey Road, #258,<br /> San Jose, CA 95138<br /> CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED<br /> March, 2010 YOUR RESOURCE GUIDE TO THE INDUSTRY Vol. 21, Issue 3<br /> 2010 INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS’ SHOW<br /> OPTIMISTIC CROWDS ATTEND IN LAS VEGAS<br /> — PAGE 8<br /> CONSUMER ELECTRONICS<br /> SMOKING HOT PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT GUIDE<br /> — PAGE 30<br /> ALASKA’S ALLEN & PETERSEN<br /> COOKING AND APPLIANCE CENTER<br /> MAKING THE KITCHEN THE HEART OF YOUR HOME<br /> — PAGE 34<br /> PRSRT STD<br /> US Postage<br /> Paid<br /> St. Joseph, MI<br /> Permit No. 158<br /> Printed on<br /> Recycled Paper<br /> Makes preheating<br /> seem simply prehistoric.<br /> Introducing the Our new wall ovens are so advanced, they’re ready when you are.<br /> industry’s best The industry’s fir<a title="March '10 page 1" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=1"> The RetailObserver 5542 Monterey Road, #258, Sa</a> <a title="March '10 page 2" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=2"> Makes preheating seem simply prehistoric. </a> <a title="March '10 page 3" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=3"> </a> <a title="March '10 page 4" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=4"> A S I S E E I T • ELLE’S VIEW • A S I S E E</a> <a title="March '10 page 5" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=5"> For centuries people beat clothes against a hard </a> <a title="March '10 page 6" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=6"> V I E W S • MOE’S MUSINGS • V I E W S </a> <a title="March '10 page 7" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=7"> MARCH 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 7</a> <a title="March '10 page 8" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=8"> 1 2 3B • </a> <a title="March '10 page 9" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=9"> • WDS AT THE 2010 TIONAL S’ SHOW</a> <a title="March '10 page 10" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=10"> 1 2010 INTERNATIONAL BUILDERS SHOW | continued f</a> <a title="March '10 page 11" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=11"> </a> <a title="March '10 page 12" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=12"> CALL TO ACTIONMailbag SEND US YOUR SHOTS LOOKING</a> <a title="March '10 page 13" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=13"> Book Review Big Box Swindle AUTHOR: STACY MITCHEL</a> <a title="March '10 page 14" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=14"> Industry [ News ] separate the grease, contai</a> <a title="March '10 page 15" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=15"> • independent dealer, contact Bill Bazemore </a> <a title="March '10 page 16" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=16"> Manufacturer {NOTES} • </a> <a title="March '10 page 17" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=17"> Five Ways to Fresh Liebherr’s new side-by-side S</a> <a title="March '10 page 18" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=18"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 15 </a> <a title="March '10 page 19" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=19"> Laundry — it’s all we do. Starting with three </a> <a title="March '10 page 20" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=20"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 18 </a> <a title="March '10 page 21" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=21"> MARCH 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 21</a> <a title="March '10 page 22" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=22"> P WOODFIRED resenting the N P</a> <a title="March '10 page 23" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=23"> ew Solé Gourmet DOUBLEOVEN OKING AND ENTERTAINING</a> <a title="March '10 page 24" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=24"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 20 </a> <a title="March '10 page 25" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=25"> </a> <a title="March '10 page 26" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=26"> Manufacturer {NOTES} •</a> <a title="March '10 page 27" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=27"> MARCH 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 27</a> <a title="March '10 page 28" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=28"> • A S S O C I AT I O N N E W S </a> <a title="March '10 page 29" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=29"> MARCH 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 29</a> <a title="March '10 page 30" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=30"> Consumer Electronics [ News ] Latest& SMOKING H</a> <a title="March '10 page 31" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=31"> • P R O D U C T H I G H L I G H T 9 8 11 10 </a> <a title="March '10 page 32" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=32"> Consumer Electronics [ News ] continued from page</a> <a title="March '10 page 33" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=33"> • 10 </a> <a title="March '10 page 34" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=34"> Showroom Spotlight Allen&Petersen COOKING & APPL</a> <a title="March '10 page 35" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=35"> SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT provide the firepower </a> <a title="March '10 page 36" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=36"> SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT | continued from page 35 | </a> <a title="March '10 page 37" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=37"> Business • TA X T I </a> <a title="March '10 page 38" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=38"> Kevin M. Henry Tao of the N THE SOCIALLY CONSCIO</a> <a title="March '10 page 39" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=39"> • F E AT U R E D C O L U M N : T R E N D S ew Ec</a> <a title="March '10 page 40" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=40"> Kevin M. Henry | continued from page 39 | </a> <a title="March '10 page 41" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=41"> </a> <a title="March '10 page 42" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=42"> Elly Valas • R E TA I L V I</a> <a title="March '10 page 43" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=43"> THE WORLD’S LARGEST RETAIL VIRTUAL STORE PROV</a> <a title="March '10 page 44" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=44"> John Tschohl • C U S T O M E R S E R V</a> <a title="March '10 page 45" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=45"> MARCH 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 45</a> <a title="March '10 page 46" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=46"> Chris Thiede • B R A N D B U I L D I</a> <a title="March '10 page 47" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=47"> The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - helping patien</a> <a title="March '10 page 48" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=48"> Kelly Rigdon • B U S I N E S S S O L U T</a> <a title="March '10 page 49" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=49"> MARCH 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 49</a> <a title="March '10 page 50" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=50"> Rick Segel • R E TA I L B U S I N E</a> <a title="March '10 page 51" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=51"> be inspired Show: April 16-18, 201</a> <a title="March '10 page 52" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=52"> Be Insp K/BIS OFFERS ESSENTIAL MARKETING FEAT</a> <a title="March '10 page 53" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=53"> • A S S O C I AT I O N N E W S : K / B I S P R E </a> <a title="March '10 page 54" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=54"> 2010 • UPCOMING EVENTS • 2010 MARCH 11-13 HPB </a> <a title="March '10 page 55" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=55"> MARCH 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 55</a> <a title="March '10 page 56" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=56"> • S E R V I C E N E W S The More Things C</a> <a title="March '10 page 57" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=57"> WALL OF FAME • RETAILERS OBSERVED • WALL </a> <a title="March '10 page 58" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=58"> • B U Y I N G G R O U P N E W S BrandSource S</a> <a title="March '10 page 59" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=59"> Research shows children heal better and faster wi</a> <a title="March '10 page 60" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/8c15a42e?page=60"> • B U Y I N G G R O U P N E W S Who is SEN? 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