Jabra Named Authorized Vendor of the PRO Group Consortium of Retailers
New Partnership Expands Jabra's North American Retail Presence, Delivers
High-Quality Devices to Wider Base of Potential Customers
NASHUA, N.H., April 16, 2013
NASHUA, N.H., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Jabra, the world's leading
manufacturer of wireless audio solutions, announced a new partnership with PRO
Group (www.progroup.net), the large member division of ProSource. The
partnership designates Jabra as an approved Authorized Vendor for the
ProSource consortium of retailers in North America.
"In partnering with the PRO Group, we are excited to widen the Jabra brand's
footprint in North America with this highly-respected group of retailers that
will now be able to sell our industry-leading products to brick and mortar and
online retailers," says Bruce Tripido, General Manager Jabra North America.
"The PRO Group's commitment to partnering with quality brands aligns with
Jabra's dedication to bringing premium products to the marketplace."
Jabra's expansive product catalog consists of innovative headset and
speakerphone solutions, as well as a recently-launched new stereo line which
includes the Jabra Revo wireless and Jabra Revo stereo headphones and the
Jabra Vox ear buds.
"PRO Group is extremely pleased to be partnering with Jabra to offer another
premium brand of headphones and Bluetooth portable speakers that can also
provide a comprehensive portfolio of hands free devices for the telecom
market," says Dave Workman, Executive Director and COO of PRO Group.
The PRO Group is a 26 year old member owned, not for profit organization which
has positioned itself through the years as the preeminent place for larger
consumer electronics specialty retailers. PRO Group Retailer Members consist
of some of the largest, most successful home and mobile entertainment regional
retailers in the U.S. who are dedicated to advancing the latest technologies
and customer services. PRO consists of a broad cross section of different
retailer channels throughout the U.S. including brick, brick and click and on
line retailers with best in class merchandising, product selection, product
knowledge and services.
About PRO Group
PRO Group is the CE industry's leading up-market buying group. In addition to
coordinating purchasing, the Group facilitates idea exchange of best
advertising, merchandising and training practices between its members. PRO
Group's membership includes: Bill Smith Electronics and Appliances, Bjorn's
Audio/Video, Car Toys, Crutchfield Corporation, Electronics Expo,
Huppin's/OneCall, J&R Music and Computer World, ListenUp, MODIA, Ovation
Audio/Video, Rymax Marketing Services, Inc., Stereo Advantage, TransWorld
Entertainment and World Wide Stereo. For more information, please visit
Founded in 2011, ProSource is a cooperative, member-owned, not-for-profit
buying group that includes members of both Home Entertainment Source (HES) and
PRO Group. With retail sales of more than $3.1 billion, ProSource is the
largest specialty and consumer-electronics merchandising group in the United
States, which allows it to negotiate stronger programs with manufacturers,
helps independent retailers stay relevant to consumers, and keeps the
specialty A/V channel competitive. ProSource leverages the assets of both HES
and PRO Group, including PRO Group's 26 years of industry experience, and the
resources of HES and parent company, BrandSource, to offer unparalleled
benefits to its members. ProSource currently represents more than 500
retailers and more than 950 storefronts. While PRO Group and HES maintain
separate identities, ProSource represents as a single, combined and focused
business to the vendor community.
Jabra is the brand of GN Netcom, a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S (GN) -
listed on NASDAQ OMX. Jabra employs approximately 900 people worldwide and in
2012 produced an annual revenue which amounted to DKK 2,355 million. Jabra is
a world leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of a broad
range of hands-free communications solutions. With a reputation for
innovation, reliability, and ease of use that goes back more than two decades,
Jabra's consumer and business divisions produce corded and wireless headsets,
plus mobile and in-office speakerphones that empower individuals and
businesses through increased freedom of movement, comfort, and functionality.
2013 GN Netcom A/S. All rights reserved. Jabra® is a registered trademark of
GN Netcom A/S. All other trademarks included herein are the property of their
respective owners. (Design and specifications subject to change without
Contact: Stacey Clement, 360 Public Relations for Jabra, 617-585-5774,
email@example.com, or John LeRoy, 360 Public Relations for Jabra,
617-585-5791, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Suzanne Dodos, JABRA, Sr Manager, Channel
Communications, 603-864-6573, email@example.com, or Jessica C. Paskon,
Operations Manager, 817-431-2240, Jessica@progroup.net
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