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<br /> The<br /> RetailObserver<br /> December, 2008 The Monthly News Magazine with Personality Vol.19, Issue 12<br /> MIELE GERMANY<br /> A FAMILY OWNED COMPANY RICH IN TRADITION AND HISTORY—PAGE 4<br /> CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW PREVIEW—PAGE 40<br /> 5542 Monterey Road, #258,<br /> San Jose, CA 95138<br /> CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED<br /> PRSRT STD<br /> US Postage<br /> Paid<br /> St. Joseph, MI<br /> Permit No. 158<br /> Printed on<br /> Recycled Paper<br /> <br /> Publisher's Statement<br /> Celebrating Our 19th Year!<br /> The Retail Observer, Inc.<br /> 5542 Monterey Road #258<br /> San Jose, CA 95138<br /> 408.281.4409 · 800.393.0509<br /> Fax 408.360.9371<br /> Email: info@retailobserver.com<br /> Website: www.retailobserver.com<br /> To receive a copy of the<br /> Retail Observer online, go to<br /> www.retailobserver.com/su<a title="December '08 page 1" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=1"> The RetailObserver December, 2008 The </a> <a title="December '08 page 2" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=2"> </a> <a title="December '08 page 3" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=3"> Publisher's Statement Celebrating Our 19th</a> <a title="December '08 page 4" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=4"> LAKEVIEW APPLIANCE DISTRIBUTING MILE</a> <a title="December '08 page 5" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=5"> </a> <a title="December '08 page 6" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=6"> 1 A FAMILY OWNED COMPANY— BY MOE 2 3 </a> <a title="December '08 page 7" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=7"> RICH IN TRADITION AND HISTORY LASTFOGEL </a> <a title="December '08 page 8" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=8"> 1 2 3 4 5 DR: We feel we were “Green” before gre</a> <a title="December '08 page 9" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=9"> South America show great potential for new subsid</a> <a title="December '08 page 10" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=10"> 8 THE RETAIL OBSERVER DECEMBER 2008</a> <a title="December '08 page 11" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=11"> </a> <a title="December '08 page 12" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=12"> NEWS NEWS NEWS INDUSTRY NEWS NEWS</a> <a title="December '08 page 13" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=13"> powerful heat distribution; and the patented Extr</a> <a title="December '08 page 14" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=14"> MANUFACTURER'S NOTES CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS W</a> <a title="December '08 page 15" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=15"> TASTE PERFE</a> <a title="December '08 page 16" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=16"> NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWSNEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS </a> <a title="December '08 page 17" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/d10da7ae?page=17"> which has been operating since January 2003. 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