The August edition of Appliance Retailer magazine, the journal of record for the retail appliance and consumer electronics industry, is now available.
Maintaining the strong history of this magazine for investigative journalism, the August issue of AR features an exclusive insight into the shady past of United Warranties executive Vern Rickman (AKA Werner Rickman). Read this feature to find out about his time behind bars, his time at United and the many different companies that he has been involved with.
In a special feature called “A Century of Experience”, AR profiles three executives currently transitioning into new phases of their careers. AR shares their stories, insights and anecdotes – including a very memorable story from a 1985 trip to Hawaii, complete with an outstanding group photo featuring some leading industry lights before they were famous.
In the competitive world of high-end appliances, very few brands remain family owned — one exception is Smeg. AR sat down for a candid interview with global boss Vittorio Bertazzoni, grandson of the company’s founder, to find out why this is important for the Australian market.
Also included in these hallowed pages is analysis of the new Carbon Tax, a feature on the history of Sharp in Australia and a discussion on how to turn your customers into advocates for your business.
Dedicated features in August include Cooking Appliances and Audio and Accessories. Combined, these two features include products and commentary from over 40 different brands.
Appliance Retailer and Current.com.au are both published by The Intermedia Group.