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<br /> The<br /> RetailObserver<br /> 5542 Monterey Road, #258,<br /> San Jose, CA 95138<br /> CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED<br /> 2010 INTERNATIONAL<br /> BUILDERS SHOW<br /> April, 2010 YOUR RESOURCE GUIDE TO THE INDUSTRY Vol. 21, Issue 4<br /> ABT ELECTRONICS<br /> SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT<br /> SUPPORTING SUSTAINABILITY WITH ECO-FRIENDLY BUSINESS PRACTICES<br /> — PAGE 8<br /> THE GREENER GADGETS<br /> 2010 CONFERENCE<br /> GREEN DESIGNERS, INNOVATORS, &<br /> THE LATEST GREEN TECHNOLOGIES<br /> — PAGE 34<br /> GO GREEN: GAINING A<br /> COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE<br /> A COST EFFECTIVE LOOK<br /> AT GOING GREEN<br /> — PAGE 64<br /> K/BIS 2010 CONFERENCE GUIDE<br /> — PAGE 27<br /> Printed on Recycled Paper<br /> PRSRT STD<br /> US Postage<br /> Paid<br /> <a title="April '10 page 1" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=1"> The RetailObserver 5542 Monterey Road, #258, Sa</a> <a title="April '10 page 2" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=2"> 2 THE RETAIL OBSERVER APRIL 2010</a> <a title="April '10 page 3" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=3"> APRIL 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 3</a> <a title="April '10 page 4" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=4"> A S I S E E I T • ELLE’S VIEW • A S I S E E</a> <a title="April '10 page 5" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=5"> APRIL 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 5</a> <a title="April '10 page 6" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=6"> V I E W S • MOE’S MUSINGS • V I E W S E</a> <a title="April '10 page 7" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=7"> Room to Store More. 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Hello, Beautiful. Direc</a> <a title="April '10 page 18" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=18"> Manufacturer {NOTES } • </a> <a title="April '10 page 19" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=19"> Wine meets design. 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Exceptional Results. </a> <a title="April '10 page 38" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=38"> On the Radar • O R G A N I C B E D D I</a> <a title="April '10 page 39" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=39"> Book Review Toxic Bedrooms Your Guide to a Safe N</a> <a title="April '10 page 40" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=40"> Elly Valas · R E TA I L V I </a> <a title="April '10 page 41" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=41"> 1755 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010 · 650.240</a> <a title="April '10 page 42" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=42"> John Tschohl · C U S T O M E R S E RV I</a> <a title="April '10 page 43" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=43"> I wouldn't trust my drink to any other ice. Bob G</a> <a title="April '10 page 44" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=44"> Chris Thiede · B R A N D B U I L D I</a> <a title="April '10 page 45" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=45"> How is your help furnishing a cure? canswer. </a> <a title="April '10 page 46" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=46"> Kelly Rigdon · B U S I N E S S S O L U T </a> <a title="April '10 page 47" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=47"> S E L E C T D I S T R I B U T O R S Sierra Sele</a> <a title="April '10 page 48" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=48"> Rick Segel · R E TA I L B U S I N E </a> <a title="April '10 page 49" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=49"> THE WORLD’S LARGEST RETAIL VIRTUAL STORE PROV</a> <a title="April '10 page 50" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=50"> Kevin M. Henry · T R E N D S </a> <a title="April '10 page 51" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=51"> APRIL 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 51</a> <a title="April '10 page 52" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=52"> Robert Spector · MOM & POP STORE T</a> <a title="April '10 page 53" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=53"> APRIL 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 53</a> <a title="April '10 page 54" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=54"> 2010 • UPCOMING EVENTS • 2010 APRIL 7-10 NARI </a> <a title="April '10 page 55" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=55"> Stay ahead of the learning curve at KBIS 2010. </a> <a title="April '10 page 56" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=56"> • S E RV I C E N E W S How Valuable are Your </a> <a title="April '10 page 57" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=57"> YOUR CUSTOMERS DESERVE GREAT SERVICE. YOU DESERVE</a> <a title="April '10 page 58" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=58"> • B U Y I N G G R O U P N E W S E</a> <a title="April '10 page 59" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=59"> WALL OF FAME• RETAILERS OBSERVED •WALL OF</a> <a title="April '10 page 60" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=60"> Green Report • E N E R G Y S TA R ® U P D</a> <a title="April '10 page 61" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=61"> CARTER MARKETING WESTCAN MECHANICAL SALES </a> <a title="April '10 page 62" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=62"> SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT | continued from page 10 | </a> <a title="April '10 page 63" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=63"> APRIL 2010 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 63</a> <a title="April '10 page 64" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=64">Christine Corelli Go Green, Gain a Com A MARKE</a> <a title="April '10 page 65" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=65"> · FEATURED COLUMN:GOING GREEN TIXMXMZI%HZERXEKI </a> <a title="April '10 page 66" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=66"> Manufacturer {NOTES} •</a> <a title="April '10 page 67" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=67"> ® Registered Trademark/™ Trademark of Jenn-Air, U</a> <a title="April '10 page 68" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/e8068238?page=68"> It took us very little energy to win this award. </a>