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  • June 05, 2015
    This year, for Father's Day and Graduation Day, get your hard-working loved ones gifts they'll actually use. Forget the tie and self-help book, the experts at Abt Electronics and Appliances, the largest independent single-store retailer in the country, know the way to every dad and grad's heart – and it's not a picture frame.
  • June, 2015
    You're not trulyready for summer until you've found the perfect pair of summer shades. Whether you'll be sunbathingon yourpatio or running around the beach, your eyes need protection – and you don't have to sacrifice a stylish look to get it.
  • June, 2015
    It's officially grill season, and unless you're a hardcore fanatic, chances are your grill could use more than a little TLC after those long, cold months of neglect.
  • May 10, 2015
    You've done the flowers, boxes of chocolate and delicious brunches numerous times, and if you're wondering how to top everything this year, Abt Electronics and Appliances is here to make you the "favorite."
  • May, 2015
    Did you know the best time to buy refrigerators is May? Most manufacturers roll out their new models of refrigerators in the summer which means last year's models get discounted during the spring.
  • April 22, 2015
    Abt Electronics and Appliances, the largest independent single-store retailer in the country, is sharing its commitment to a cleaner environment with the Chicago community this April 22 with its third annual Earth Day E-Waste Recycling Drive.
  • April 19, 2015
    It's never too early to early to start eco-friendly habits! Abt Electronics and Appliances, the largest independent single-store retailer in the country and devoted green retailer that recycles up to 95% of its waste
  • April 11, 2015
    If volunteering more was one of your New Year's resolutions for 2015, join Abt Electronics and Appliancesemployees on Aprill 11 at Chalmers School of Excellence to help at risk students in local schools get the assistance they need to stay in school and graduate on time.
  • April 1, 2015
    Looking for some old-fashioned mischief to feature this April Fools' Day? Abt Electronics & Appliances, the largest independent, single-store appliance and electronics retailer in the country, has you covered with its exclusive "Abt Legacy Collection."
  • March, 2015
    Abt Electronics and Appliances in Glenview, IL already holds the title of the largest independent, single-store retailer of appliances and electronics in the country – and now it iseven larger.
  • February, 2015
    This St. Patrick’s Day ditch the Kelly green and go Eco-Friendly green with the energy and money saving products to keep you in that green spirit all year ‘round.
  • February, 2015
    Are you ready to leave everything behind and get your warm weather on after this record-breaking cold winter? With Spring Break just around the corner, Abt has everything you need to take a little break from the cold (and reality).
  • February, 2015
    BSH Customer Service was honored and pleased to award Abt, Service Partner of the Year, for their oustanding dedication to offering exceptional levels of service for the midwest region and North America (including USA, Canada and Mexico).
  • February, 2015
    With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, many people may find themselves scrambling for heart-felt gift ideas and succumbing to the holiday’s most generic gifts.
  • January, 2015
    Whether you want to offer the ultimate viewing experience for the football crowd or to entertain the Katy Perry fans in your place, you can spice up your hosting game for the Super Bowl party.
  • December, 2014
    As the blustery winter weather continues to wreak havoc across the U.S., it’s time to stock up on winter essential products to ensure warmth through the rest of these freezing months.
  • December 19, 2014
    Haven’t started your holiday shopping yet? Or just realized you forgot someone on your list? Maybe you’re just out of ideas? No worries. 
  • December 5, 2014
    While retailers across the nation experienced holiday weekend sales down 11 percent this year, Abt Electronics and Appliances, family-owned retailer with 78 years of holiday experience....
  • December 2, 2014
    Holiday shopping for the consumer electronics industry officially kicked off on Black Friday, followed by online deals on Cyber Monday, thanks to must-have items with unbeatable price tags......
  • October 16, 2014
    Last month, when Grant’s Appliances closed its stores in Joliet, Aurora, Orland Park, Downers Grove and Merrillville, Indiana, the retailer left many customers empty handed.
  • August 20, 2014
    Abt Electronics, one of the nation’s largest independent electronics and appliance retailers, is proud to host the Viking Mobile Showroom in the store’s Glenview, IL parking lot on Wednesday, August 27.
  • June 3, 2014
    Abt Electronics and Appliances in Glenview, IL already holds the title of the largest independent, single-store retailer of appliances and electronics in the country – and soon it will be even larger
  • April 22, 2014
    Tuesday, April 22nd is Earth Day and there is no better time to highlight the companies that truly standout by reducing their carbon footprint. One such business is Abt Electronics and Appliances right in Glenview, IL.
  • April 16, 2014
    Abt Electronics and Appliances, the largest independent, single-store retailer of appliances and electronics in the country, is joining forces with the City of Chicago to help local residents recycle their "e-waste" in an environmentally friendly fashion for the second year in a row......
  • April 9, 2014
    Just when you thought home theater couldn’t get any more decadent, Abt Electronics in Glenview built the luxurious David Abt Theatre to showcase the latest in all things state-of-the-art.....
  • April 1, 2014
    The largest independent, single-store appliance and electronics retailers in the country is making April Fools’ its own, with some light hearted mischief that celebrates the exciting products....
  • March 20, 2014
    March 20th is the official start to spring, and with the change of season comes warmer weather, and a chance to make sure your home is fresh, clean and efficient, after a long winter.
  • March 1, 2014
    It’s March, and that means two of the most exciting moments in sports are nearly upon us – college basketball’s March Madness and the opening of the 2014 baseball season.
  • February 14, 2014
    Still looking for fun and interesting Valentine's Day gifts to share with your readers? The experts at Abt (Abt.com), one of the nation's largest independent electronics and appliance retailers, have done the legwork and made their recommendations for this year's top gifts that say "I love you" in a way only red-colored electronics and appliances can....
  • January 30, 2014
    E-tailing group, a Chicago-based online merchandising solutions consultancy, has released the results for its 16th Annual Mystery Shopping Study, in which Abt Electronics and Appliances, the largest independent, single-store appliance and electronics retailers in the country, ranked among the top 10 in customer experience....
  • January 30, 2014
    Glenview, Ill., January 30, 2014 –Two of the biggest sporting events of the year are happening in February.  First Seattle faces Denver in the Super Bowl on February 2, then just four days later, the Winter Olympics kicks off in Sochi.  Many people will be watching from the comfort of their living rooms and...
  • April 16, 2013
    Glenview, Ill., April 16, 2013 – Abt Electronics, one of the nation's largest independent, single-store appliance and electronics retailers, is joining forces with the City of Chicago and Chicago Green Office Challenge to help local residents recycle their "e-waste" in an environmentally friendly fashion. On Monday, April 22, in honor of Earth Day, Abt will help make Chicagoland a little "greener" by encouraging...
  • April 5, 2013
    The Bears will be hosting two home games in one week: first on Monday, October 21 against the Detroit Lions and on Sunday, October 28 against the Carolina Panthers. Tailgating is a time-honored tradition in Chicago taken very seriously, and tailgating pros will want to be prepared...
  • April 4, 2013
    Two of the biggest sporting events of the year are happening in February. First Seattle faces Denver in the Super Bowl on February 2, then just four days later, the Winter Olympics kicks off in Sochi. Many people will be watching from the comfort of their living rooms and Abt Electronics, the nation's largest single-store retailer of electronics and appliances is here to help put your viewing experience over-the-top....
  • April 3, 2013
    Before you hit the road this summer or jet-off to tropical paradise, make sure you are prepared with the travel essentials. The experts at Abt Electronics, the nation's largest single-store retailer of electronics and appliances, are here to make sure you have everything you need for the ultimate summer vacation....
  • April 2, 2013
    Abt Electronics, one of the nation's largest independent retailers and leading nationwide presence through its e-commerce site Abt.com, is proud to be the exclusive retailer for the new Samsung OLED TV in the Chicagoland area. Equipped with real color, ultimate contrast, unprecedented picture quality and a multiview option, Samsung OLED TV will be available at Abt starting this weekend, August 17th....
  • April 1, 2013
    Television sets are being revolutionized thanks to the introduction of Ultra HD TVs. Featuring the most cutting-edge technology such as four times more resolution than full HD, incredible screen size that doesn't compromise the picture quality (like Samsung's new 85" UHD TV), and ability to control the TV via smartphones, tablets or voice control - home viewing will never be the same....
  • January 31, 2013
    Chicago –January 31, 2013– Abt Electronics today announced that it has been named one of America's Top Workplaces by WorkplaceDynamics. Abt was ranked #20 nationwide among 872 organizations with more than 1,000 employees that participated in regional top workplaces programs. The National Top Workplaces list...
  • December 13, 2012
    Glenview, Ill., December 13, 2012 – The ever-changing technology landscape just got a whole lot bigger thanks to the introduction of 4K Ultra High-Definition televisions. The display on these giant-screen TVs are more than eight million pixels of resolution - four times the resolution of today’s conventional high-definition televisions!...
  • November 26, 2012
    Glenview, Ill., November 26, 2012 – The holiday shopping season is off to a strong start for the consumer electronics industry thanks to a variety of new tablet and television offerings. Individuals are shelling out in a big way when it comes to the hottest, portable electronics, according to Abt Electronics, one of the nation’s largest independent retailers...
  • November 14, 2012
    Glenview, Ill., November 14, 2012 – Abt Electronics gears up for a big reveal this weekend and the Chicagoland area is invited! Abt has selected their picks of hot holiday gifts and assembled a panel of experts to discuss and demo these items while talking about holiday shopping trends...
  • June 30, 2012
    With an estimated 600 million appliances at work in households across the country, Americans are spending more than $15 billion a year on new appliances. Whether you're looking to replace an old appliance or get the most out of your current unit, the experts over at Abt Electronics and Appliances, the largest independent, single-store appliance and electronics retailers in the country, have tips and advice for consumers...
  • June 29, 2012
    With an estimated 600 million appliances at work in households across the country, Americans are spending more than $15 billion a year on new appliances. Whether you're
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  • vanlooking to replace an old appliance or get the most out of your current unit, the experts over at Abt Electronics and Appliances, the largest independent, single-store appliance and electronics retailers in the country, have tips and advice for consumers...
  • June 28, 2012
    Abt Electronics is the largest single-store retailer of electronics and appliances in the country and is currently celebrating its 77th year in business. The company has an amazing history (as you can see below, "77 Things You May Not Know About Abt.") Some of these items are really fascinating.....
  • June 27, 2012
    Consumer electronics retailers around the country are always anxious for the launch of the latest technology so they can be among the first to offer the products to their eager customers. But why are leading brands such as Samsung, Sony and LG choosing to launch their newest must-haves at the single-store, family owned retailer Abt Electronics in Glenview, IL vs. the big-box retailers?....
  • June 26, 2012
    Abt Electronics, one of the nation's largest independent retailers and leading nationwide presence through its e-commerce site Abt.com, is proud to be the first retailer in the nation to host a new product launch event with Samsung for their new UHD, Plasma and LED TVs.......
  • June 25, 2012
    Chicagoland has more than 40,000 residents of Austrian descent and has been called the most Austrian city outside of Austria itself (Here is some history of Austrians in Chicago: http://tinyurl.com/kndyjdv.) Two important days for Chicagoans of Austrian descent are approaching. Austrian American Day is September 26 and Austrian National Day is October 26......
  • June 24, 2012
    Jolane's Restaurant and Bar, located in Glenview, is turning 5 and will be celebrating by offering 50% every food item on the menu after 4pm, September 10 - 15. Jolane's offers American cuisine with an Austrian flare. Enjoy any of Chef Jose Guerrero's popular dishes from his mouth-watering Wagyu Beef Sliders, to his yummy Cedar Planked Salmon to his popular Braised Austrian Beef Brisket. All half off!.....
  • June 23, 2012
    Friday is the day! The much-hyped iPhone 5s and 5c will be available at Apple Stores and Apple retailers everywhere. While excited consumers will be waiting in line, media will be clamoring to get a first look at the new phones and try them out for themselves.....
  • June 22, 2012
    With summer kicking off this Memorial Day Weekend, it's time to fire up those backyard burners! Nearly 90% of households own a grill with an incredible 69% of people owning a gas grill! Grilling out is one of the greatest summer traditions of all time - will you be participating this weekend?....
  • June 21, 2012
    Many students will be heading back to college in a few weeks. Whether they are staying in a dorm room or living in an apartment, the latest technology will make college life simpler and more efficient....
  • June 20, 2012
    As Big Box retailers continue to downsize, Abt Electronics is defying the odds. Abt has recently expanded their store both in size and in offerings. Abt, one of the nation's leading independent-electronics appliance retailers and has a strong nationwide presence through its e-commerce site...
  • June 19, 2012
    Glenview, Ill., June 19, 2012 – Since going into business in 1936, Abt Electronics in Glenview, Il, knows the best way to be successful is to continually listen to their customers’ needs. That is why Abt, one of the nation’s largest independent retailers and leading nationwide presence through its e-commerce site Abt.com, is thrilled to announce...
  • April 30, 2012
    Calling all Antique scavengers or amateur collectors! Now is your chance to show-off your most coveted pieces. Abt Electronics, one of the nation’s largest independent retailers and leading nationwide presence through its e-commerce site Abt.com, is looking for...
  • November 29, 2011
    While many retailers attempted to jump-start the 2011 holiday shopping season by offering pre-Black Friday online deals, Cyber Monday was still the busiest online shopping day so far. Jon Abt, co-president of Abt Electronics, reports a 21 percent e-commerce sales increase on Nov. 28...
  • September 9, 2011
    Abt Electronics has added 10 new technology, kitchen and car accessory brands, including Dell, to the 5,000+ products in its 65,000-square-foot showroom and online store (http://www.abt.com) The additions expand the offerings that have made Abt, based in Glenview, IL, the largest independent single-store operation of its kind in the country...
  • March 23, 2010
    Familiar features from Abt.com will be available on Abt's mobile site. Type Abt.com into the browser of any handheld mobile device and get automatically redirected to a mobile version of Abt.com, modified and perfected for use with a mobile device...
  • February 17, 2010
    In a tough economic climate, Abt Electronics is sustaining the environment, conserving energy and reducing costs with its Green Program. 'Our goal is to have no waste, and we are close,' said Mike Abt, company president of Abt Electronics. "It's a core value of the company and is demonstrated in everything we do."...
  • January 21, 2010
    Social media is a proven way to drive sales. What is the best way to influence social media tools and make them perform for business? Chicago-based Abt Electronics, the largest single-store consumer electronics and appliance retailer in the country, knows there is more work to be done than simply posting information to their blog or social media accounts...
  • October 9, 2009
    When Mary met John, during the course of the evening John mentioned in passing he needed a new television. Mary told John there was only one place to go - Abt Electronics. John indicated he would meet her at Abt on one condition, that Mary would have dinner with him...
  • September 21, 2009
    You Are Cordially Invited To The Time Watch Boutique Watch Fair 2009 In The Atrium At Abt...
  • July 30, 2008
    Abt Electronics now offers new online payment options to make shopping online for electronics easier with Abt financing, PayPal and delayed billing options. Abt financing allows customers to purchase products on www.abt.com or in the Glenview, Illinois store using an Abt Card offered by GE bank...
  • May 22, 2008
    A leading supplier of electronics online and in their showroom, Abt Electronics has hundreds of gift ideas for graduates to help get them started on their career paths. "Graduation is such a pivotal time in a young person's life and it is important to show them you are proud of their accomplishments...
  • February 29, 2008
    Toshiba's announcement that it will stop production of HD DVD players has spurred the Chicago-based Abt Electronics store to shift its focus towards Blu-ray players, and to increase its Blu-ray inventory in order to meet customer demand for this product...

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