So what makes you you? No, you haven’t found yourself as a reluctant guest on Dr. Phil, but business-wise, it’s a legitimate question. To phrase it differently, how has your personality shaped your retail operation? From the type of employees you’re hiring, to the layout of the store, the color choices on the wall, it all comes from you (or perhaps a small team you’ve put together.) No doubt there’s some history to your operation, a history you’re proud of, and one you share in some way with the customers who enter your store.
Eminence Speaker LLC recently celebrated the grand opening of Eminence Dongguan, opening the doors of the new facility to customers and vendors for a night of fun, entertainment, and factory tours. Plans for an Eminence facility in China began in November 2005 in an effort to better serve Eminence customers manufacturing in Asia. By June of 2006, production commenced at a temporary location near the construction site of the permanent factory. In March of this year, Eminence moved production to the new facility and finished the final decorating touches for the 160,000 square foot factory in late May.
Who: Dex Johnson, executive vice president, Mississippi Music, Inc. Locations: Hattiesburg (HQ), Meridian, Jackson, and Biloxi. Founded: By Jimmy Johnson in 1946, incorporated as Mississippi Music in 1960.
On May 28th the New York Times prophesied the end of the CD and with it, the death knell for record companies as we know them. It reported that the shareholders of EMI were weighing a plan to sell the company due to the downward spiral of sales. CD sales plunged another 20 percent this year, and in past years have gone down as much as 25 percent. Media industry consultant Aram Sinnreich was quoted as saying that this Christmas will be the last big season for CD sales. After that, the format that has served so well for 24 years will “go kaput.”