January 16, 2017 7:22 AM ET

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Company Overview of B&H Foto & Electronics Corp.

Company Overview

B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. operates a retail store that sells photo, video, audio, and related products in New York. The company offers products in various categories, including photography, computers, pro video, lighting and studio, pro audio, mobile, TVs and entertainment, camcorders, surveillance, optics, A/V presentation, and more. It also offers various used products. The company also sells products online. B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. was founded in 1973 and is based in New York, New York.

420 9th Avenue

New York, NY 10001

United States

Founded in 1973



Key Executives for B&H Foto & Electronics Corp.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Director of Corporate Communications and Online Reputation Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. Key Developments

B&H Photo Video Announces Availability of Huawei's New Smartphones Online and In-Store

B&H Photo Video has announced that Huawei's new smartphones are fully stocked and available online and in-store. The Huawei Mate 9 and Honor 6x are enjoying rave reviews from tech blogs and users alike, and both represent a more affordable option to similar high-performance smart devices. The Mate 9 is Huawei's [1] most advanced device yet, offering performance that rivals the most popular phones on the market like the iPhone 7 and LG V20. It succeeds the popular Mate 8, with upgrades including a massive 5.9-inch screen, a brand new Kirin 960 octa-core processor, and an amazing Leica camera. On top of it all, it retails at just $599, less than every other phone in its performance category. The display is comprised of a 5.9" FHD 1920 x 1080 display capable of showing rich HD content in crisp detail. The Kirin processor uses two separate quad-core Cortex processors capable of handling any task. The processor is supported with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage which can be expanded up to 256GB with a microSD card. Users will have the camera immensely, which features a two rear-facing Leica shooters: a 20MP monochrome sensor and a 12MP color sensor that combine to create stunning images and video. An 8MP selfie cameras is also on board.

B&H Photo Introduces the Af14mm F/2.8 Fe Lens from Rokinon

B&H Photo announced that the AF14mm f/2.8 FE lens from Rokinon. The second autofocus lens in their portfolio, this wide-angle prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, and features a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture to permit working under a variety of lighting conditions. The lens design uses both extra-low dispersion and aspherical elements to produce a high degree of image clarity with accurate colors. Also featured an Ultra Multi-Coating, to prevent ghosting and lens flare. An integrated petal-shape lens hood works to minimize flare, and protects the front element from bumps and impacts. Three aspherical elements are incorporated in the optical design to control spherical aberrations for increased clarity and resolution from edge to edge. Two extra-low dispersion glass elements work to reduce chromatic aberrations; improve overall image sharpness, clarity, and color fidelity and help to minimize the overall weight of the lens.

U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Sues B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. for Allegedly Violating Federal Requirements at Brooklyn Warehouse

A lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs alleges that B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. has systematically discriminated against Hispanic employees and female, black and Asian jobseekers at its Brooklyn Navy Yard warehouse. As a federal contractor, B&H is prohibited by Executive Order 11246 from discriminating in employment on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin and is required to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment. B&H’s Brooklyn Navy Yard warehouse exclusively hired Hispanic men into its entry-level laborer job group, contributing to the complete exclusion of female employees at the warehouse and the near exclusion of black and Asian employees at the facility. B&H promoted and compensated its Hispanic workers at a significantly lower rate than comparable white workers, leading to lower pay, fewer opportunities to advance and a near-total exclusion of Hispanic workers from higher level clerical, managerial and supervisory positions. Hispanic employees were also subjected to racist remarks, degrading comments and harassment at the worksite. In addition to its findings regarding hiring, compensation and promotion discrimination and harassment, OFCCP found that B&H’s Brooklyn Navy Yard warehouse: Failed to keep and preserve required personnel and employment records; Relegated Hispanic warehouse workers to separate, unsanitary and often inoperable restrooms; Failed to provide designated restroom or changing facilities for females. Filed with the Office of Administrative Law Judges, the complaint asks the court to enjoin B&H permanently from discriminating against female, black and Asian individuals in hiring, and discriminating against Hispanic individuals in promotions and compensation; and to require B&H to ensure and maintain a working environment free of unlawful harassment, intimidation or coercion. OFCCP is also seeking complete relief for the affected class including lost wages, interest, front wages, salary adjustments, promotions and all other lost benefits of employment and a reform of discriminatory policies. If B&H fails to provide relief as ordered, OFCCP requests that all its government contracts be canceled and that it be debarred from entering into future federal contracts. Headquartered in Manhattan, B&H has supply contracts with the General Services Administration and the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation valued in excess of $46 million. OFCCP filed its complaint after determining that it was unable to secure a voluntary agreement from B&H to take corrective action.

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