US retail icon Bob Abt passes away

Bob Abt, CEO of Chicago retail institution Abt Electronics, has died at 77. Abt Electronics was a major retail destination for the Narta Group which took over 200 members, suppliers and media to the store during its annual conference in 2005.

Harvey warriors garner high accolades

As reported in Appliance Retailer earlier this week, the Harvey Norman 2015 Conference and Expo gave executive director David Ackery and chairman Gerry Harvey, the opportunity to publicly express their appreciation for the efforts of the Harvey Norman ‘family’ in boosting the company’s half year net profit to 27.4%.

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WiFi falls over at MWC Shanghai

Presenters know there’s nothing worse when the connection falls out, and participants at an industry event about mobile technology at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai this week, were bemused on this week to find themselves not being able to rely on the Wi-fi connection provided at the conference site.

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