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  • October 19, 2018 | Travel + Leisure
    "Battery cases work by passing power through the case rather than through a wall charger, explained Chad Taylor, a technology expert at Abt Electronics. "The difference is: The more premium brands have better hardware and software that does not allow the device to overcharge the phone or tablet," Taylor said. "They also use better batteries that are tested. Make sure you have a product that does not overcharge your phone."..."
  • October 4, 2018 | Washington Post
    "Most other electronics that have bricks will give you this information," says Chad Taylor, a sales manager and technology expert with Abt Electronics, an electronics retailer based in Glenview, Ill. "But you just might need a magnifying glass to read it."
  • September 18, 2018 | AVNation
    "Abt Electronics really stood out this year. Their incredible showroom remodel, extensive commitment to consumer-facing events, and new programs for designers and architects will continue to educate prospective customers and influencers on the benefits of living in a Control4 automated home," said Bryce Judd, Control4 Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. "They are a great example of how the combination of a well-trained team, a beautiful new showroom to showcase smart home possibilities and experiences, and personalization for every project is the perfect recipe for success."
  • September, 2018 | Reader's Digest
    "Illinois residents love this appliance retailer, giving it the highest possible customer service rating for 12 years in a row, according to Consumer Reports. A great selection of products, good prices, and friendly service were all cited as reasons why Abt is a great place to shop, outranking its national, much-larger competitors."
  • September, 2018 | Retail CIO Outlook
    "We bought a refrigerator from Abt that didn't quite fit... Not only did Abt take the refrigerator out and put it back on the truck, but they came back two hours later, installed the new one and refunded me $50 for the cheaper model... It was a great experience from beginning to end."
  • September, 2018 | Reader's Digest
    "The Amazon products are just like any other voice-activated products: They are always listening. Not necessarily spying, but listening. They have to constantly listen in order to work properly. Alexa does keep a log and it stores it to ensure that commands and voice recognition get better.”—Chad Taylor, technology expert"
  • July 11, 2018 | the abso!ute sound
    "Abt Electronics, reported to be the nation’s largest single-store appliance and electronic retailer, played host to a launch event for the latest line of Dynamo subwoofers from MartinLogan, on Thursday, June 28th, at 6:00 p.m. in its Glenview, IL, space (some 10 miles north of O’Hare International Airport in Chicago)."
  • July 3, 2018 | Entrepreneur
    "In this video, Jon Abt discusses the importance of understanding your company’s potential to grow. As Abt Electronics grew, the company that was seemingly landlocked took their products to the online marketplace as a great alternative way to service their customers."
  • June, 2018 | Twice
    "2017 was another dynamite year for the white-goods business, but you wouldn’t know it looking at the TWICE Top 50 Major Appliance Retailers Report."
  • May, 2018 | CEPro
    "In another healthy sign, Illinois-based retailer Abt Electronics reported $52 million of its total $400 million in sales from custom installation, including sales of equipment sold for installation, along with the installation labor itself."
  • March 20, 2018 | MakeItBetter.net
    "During his time as a student at the University of Colorado, Mike Abt worked as a naturalist at a camp on an island in Washington state. The island was abundant not only in natural beauty, but also in pigs that ate much of the food waste from the camp. It was a lesson in reusing and recycling that Abt took to heart later at the family business..."
  • January 31, 2018 | CardRates.com
    "Whether in-store or online, the Abt Credit Card, issued through Synchrony Financial, offers flexible terms and payment plans that make anything from replacing your refrigerator to a full room remodel affordable for nearly anyone."
  • January 25, 2018 | Glenview Patch
    "Abt Electronics (1200 N. Milwaukee) is kicking off Super Bowl weekend with a fun-filled, feel-good fundraising event. On Thursday, February 1st from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., some of Chicago's most notable chefs will take on Abt's first-ever Charity Chili Challenge and compete to cook up the ultimate batch of chili for the chance to win a $5,000 donation for their charity of choice from the Abt Family Foundation..."
  • January 24, 2018 | Reuters
    "Jon Abt, co-president of retailer Abt Electronics, said the price of washers made outside the United States may increase only by about $50 as he expected the tariff to be borne by manufacturers rather than consumers. "If somebody really wants an LG washer, they're going to spend that extra money for it," Abt said in an interview on Wednesday, adding that Samsung and LG had been planning for such a move and that their U.S. plants would mitigate the blow from the tariff. "The indications we're getting from our manufacturing partners is that this shouldn't have a huge impact on their overall business," he said. Abt counts LG among its top washer vendors, after Whirlpool, General Electric Co and Samsung."
  • January 8, 2018 | Chicago Sun-Times
    "Online, I found that the nearby Apple store is booked, in essence, forever. But the Apple scheduling site offered a second option: Abt... Abt should be on those lists of places in Chicago you must go before you die. It’s an electronics store in the same sense that St. Peter’s Basilica is a church. Every electronic device made, with the newest and highest tech featured prominently...The clerk took my phone and told me to return in an hour. I almost blurted out, "Oh no, not an hour! At Abt! Whatever will I do???"
  • December 27, 2017 | Associated Press
    "Jon Abt says his appliance and furniture store held its own this holiday season, up against competition like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and more, by capitalizing on advantages it has over the big guys. Abt offers free technical support for the life of a product and some free delivery. The store, in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, is designed to be entertaining - it offers chocolate chip cookies, a Santa every weekend during the holidays, and an aquarium in the store year-round that give customers and their families an experience that goes beyond shopping for a TV..."
  • December 20, 2017 | Wish-TV
    "Abt is one of the largest retailers of electronics in the nation. And they have amazing customer service from their Glenview, IL home. Just call or go to their website and you'll have someone help you figure out the best gift for the techie in your life. Here are a few examples. In addition to traditional electronic gadgets, Abt features many fun, unique gift ideas for the hard-to-shop for guy..."
  • December 11, 2017 | Chicago Sun-Times
    "Calling all junior foodies! On the heels of youngest-ever and first female "MasterChef Junior" champ Addison Osta Smith's holiday cookie demonstration Sunday at Abt Electronics in Glenview..."
  • December 4, 2017 | Business Insider
    "For decades, Sears was the top store in the US for buying dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves, and other major household appliances. But with Sears closing hundreds of stores, shoppers are now going elsewhere for these major purchases...Out of 22 major appliance sellers, Abt Electronics and Appliances had the highest ratings, followed by Amazon, Costco, Nebraska Furniture Mart, and R.C. Willey Home Furnishings. Abt...received top ratings in almost every category"
  • December 4, 2017 | All Dressed Up With Nothing To Drink
    "I suck at electronics. You would never know that I started my professional career hawking them at CDW... ...no wonder I lasted 6 months. I am a devout ABT shopper- they are the largest single-store retailer in the country for electronics and appliances and we have purchased every single piece of electronic equipment there in our home for the past 10 years. They have it all, and the experts to tell you about it...plus- Dylan's Candy Bar."
  • December 1, 2017 | Hosting Advice
    "Originally launched as a radio store on an $800 investment in 1936, Abt Electronics now operates a 450,000-square-foot facility outside of Chicago. More than 1,400 employees are on hand to provide shoppers with helpful insights on sometimes confusing technologies. As the holiday gift-giving season approaches, we're honoring Abt with our Developers' Choice™ recognition for informative, vendor-neutral computer buying guides that streamline the entire shopping experience."
  • November 30, 2017 | Daily Herald Business Ledger
    "Holiday shopping for the consumer electronics industry is off to a strong start, according to Glenview-based Abt Electronics, which saw TVs, GoPros and Fitbits as popular gifts over the Black Friday weekend. The retailer said it experienced a significant traffic increase in store and online during 2017's biggest shopping days. Abt shattered its previous in-store sales numbers with a 15 percent increase from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, bucking the national trend of dropping sales for brick-and-mortar stores."
  • November 29, 2017 | Twice
    "The retailer said its lone Chicagoland superstore "shattered" prior company records with a 15 percent increase in in-store sales and a 10 percent spike in foot traffic for the four-day period of Black Friday through Cyber Monday (the showroom was closed for Thanksgiving). "We were surprised by how much our in-store sales numbers and foot traffic surged," acknowledged co-president Jon Abt. "Abt continues to prove that if you give customers a reason to come in, they still enjoy the in-store shopping experience.""
  • November 28, 2017 | Retail Dive
    "Abt Electronics, the Glenview, Ill.-based retailer that touts itself as the nation's largest single-store electronics, appliances and home goods retailer, said it had a 15% year-over-year increase in in-store sales during the period from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, growth that shattered a previous record for the long holiday weekend, according to an Abt press release emailed to Retail Dive."
  • November 28, 2017 | Consumer Reports
    "When Consumer Reports asked 42,000 of its subscribers about their recent appliance purchases, we found that more than three out of five online small-appliance purchases were made from Amazon.com. Amazon has been one of the top-rated small-appliance sellers in our appliance retailer survey for 12 years in a row. Among the highest-rated major-appliance retailers—for the eighth year running—is Abt Electronics and Appliances, a huge store outside Chicago that ships around the country."
  • November 10, 2017 | Chicago Tribune
    For the past eight years, Energage, formerly WorkplaceDynamics, has been ranking workplaces in the Chicago area and the nation through employee surveys, assessing everything from work-life balance to confidence in company leadership. This year, Abt ranked 3rd overall.
  • November 10, 2017 | Chicago Tribune
    "Abt Electronics, which employs about 1,400 people in its Glenview store, also scored high in meaningfulness, which President Mike Abt believes reflects the nature of the home retailer's purpose: to help people to sleep well, cook for their families and be entertained."
  • October 18, 2017 | Twice
    This fall, the LG OLED TV Cinema House powered by Dolby will be making stops across the country including: Nov 11-12: Glenview, IL Abt Electronics Retail Store...
  • October 13, 2017 | U.S. News
    "The good headsets like the HTC Vive are still $600, and you still need a good computer to run them well," says Chad Taylor, the Connect Store Manager at Abt Electronics, the nation's largest single-store retailer of electronics, appliances and home goods located in Glenview, Illinois. "I do not see VR being used for a simple purchasing decision at a reasonable price point."
  • September 18, 2017 | Candy Industry
    "Abt Electronics, a sprawling appliance store in the northern Chicago suburb of Glenview, has everything customers could need. Washers? Check. Dryers? Another check. Dishwashers? They’ve got them. How about a Dylan’s Candy Bar? That’s right — a licensed Dylan’s boutique inside the appliance store. As of June, they have that, too."
  • July 27, 2017 | Chicago Tribune
    "For more than 80 years, Abt has built its reputation by offering sweet deals on major appliances. Now the Glenview-based retailer is offering deals on sweets. In an unusual partnership, Abt recently opened a licensed Dylan's Candy Bar boutique inside its 350,000-square-foot appliance store, selling signature chocolate, liquorice and gummy bears right next to its washing machines and big-screen TVs."
  • July 05, 2017 | ChicagoNow
    "In desperation, Barb and I returned to Abt on a busy Sunday afternoon. For those of you not in the know, Abt is a family owned appliance store in the northern Chicago suburbs. Everyone shops there. We spoke with a manager who listened patiently and suggested a remedy... If that resolved the problem, the store would take back any of the sets we had difficulty with and replace them with new sets, different brands, of our choice and of equal value."
  • June 13, 2017 | MarketingProfs
    "Abt is featured in an Article on MarketingProfs, written by Brad Keys from 180Fusion. In the article Abt.com is shown as a successful example for using LSI Keywords that pertain to Commercial Washers & Dryers."
  • May 1, 2017 | Twice
    "The family business with the lone retail and entertainment complex has been around in one form or another since 1936, but continues to reinvent itself with new product categories and showroom adjuncts. Among the latest: a 10,000-square foot Inspiration Studio with 12 live luxury vignettes that suggest creative approaches to kitchen design, and serve as a tribute to late patriarch and retail visionary Bob Abt..."
  • April 19, 2017 | Twice
    "But rather than spelling the end of brick-and-mortar, it merely marks a new beginning, as service-intensive luxury retailers like Pirch and Starpower, and creative, engaging and immersive showrooms like those of Abt Electronics and Video & Audio Center's Westfield Topanga store, represent the wave of the future..."
  • April 3, 2017 | Chicago Tribune
    "How big of a range, and how many features do you need? Lawrence Stevens, a sales associate at ABT Electronics store in Chicago, said pro-style ranges come in 30-, 36- and 48-inch widths. A 36-inch range will likely have six burners, but a 30-inch will tend to have four, he said. The less expensive the model, the fewer options or features the range will have. There may not be a griddle burner, say, or there may be five burners instead of six, he said."
  • February, 2017 | Winnetka Living
    "Abt Electronics - This isn't just a place to buy appliances! Abt has it all for an afternoon of family fun. There are enough snacks to feed you all, like free popcorn and freshly baked cookies on Saturdays and Sundays from one of the demonstration kitchens..."
  • February 19, 2017 | Star Advertiser
    "In fact, most people place wall-installed TVs too high, says Elliott. Greg Porthan, custom audio and video installation manager at Abt Electronics in Glenview, Ill., recommends hanging it 46 inches off the ground in a living space where you sit to watch and between 52 and 55 inches high in a bedroom, since you're likely sitting up or lying down..."
  • February, 2017 | Reader's Digest
    "We live and die by our cell phone, rarely giving it the chance to reboot and refresh. But are you harming the device without knowing it? We asked the experts... After a couple of years of leaving your laptop plugged in all the time, you can expect it not to hold much of a charge at all when you go portable..."
  • February/March, 2017 | Traditional Home
    Here's a Better Way To Shop - Try before you buy is the hot trend in shopping. At Abt Electronics in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, kitchen designer Mick DeGulio created the Inspiration Sudio..."
  • February 6, 2017 | HomeTheaterReviews.com
    "Unless you are a trained licensed professional you should not be installing your own dishwasher, says Shirley Hood, an Appliance Specialist in the Appliance Department at Abt Electronics."
  • February 3, 2017 | Reviews.com
    "The increased presence of emerging tech products at CES was noticed by the retailers I interviewed. TVs still made a strong showing, said Mark Sasicki, TV buyer at Abt Electronics in Glenview, IL."
  • January 23, 2017 | Daily Herald
    "Bob Abt's death in 2016 was a turning point of sorts for his four sons. The time of grief turned to energy as the next generation of owners worked to ensure that Glenview-based Abt Electronics Inc., would become the destination their father wanted..."
  • January 4, 2017 | The Associated Press
    "For some buyers, lower prices means a chance to upgrade to bigger sets. Jon Abt, co-president of Abt Electronics retail store near Chicago, said the 55-inch "sweet spot" TV size for the family room seems to have jumped to 65-inch and larger..."
  • January, 2017 | Consumers Digest
    "De Giulio's residential interior-design work has been featured in Architectural Digest, among others, and was used to create the 12 kitchen vignettes of the expansive Inspiration Studio at megastore Abt, which is one of the country's largest independent retailers of appliances, electronics and myriad other products..."
  • January, 2017 | Kitchen & Bath Business
    "As a third-generation, family-run business, the impressive Abt Electronics showroom in Glenview, IL, encompasses 100,000 square feet, but company CEO Bob Abt had a vision to create a new space that would offer truly inspirational experience to visitors...
  • Dec 12, 2016 | Highland Park Today
    "If you're looking for something new – either for a gift or for yourself – take a look at some of the hottest, coolest and most sizzling items around... ...Find these fantastic finds and more at abt.com or at their store Abt Electronics, 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, 847-954-4100. View PDF"
  • Dec 1, 2016 | WGNtv.com
    "The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive will be celebrating its 14th year, the seventh year benefitting Jennifer & Julia Hudson's Julian D. King Gift Foundation. Running from 5-10am, the five-hour event on Thursday, December 22, 2016 will feature carolers, Santa, and other holiday fun-filled activities... ...Abt Electronics – Donors will receive a $20 Abt voucher with a donation of a new, unwrapped toy (donated toy must be valued at $20 or more; while supplies last; restrictions apply). Abt.com, located at 1200 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Glenview..."
  • Nov 28, 2016 | TechRadar
    "...Today there are dozens of amazing deals for Cyber Monday 2016, but sorting through them can be a huge pain. That's why we've put together this round-up of the best ones on the market, available to purchase online from the comfort of your couch..."
  • Nov 22, 2016 | Daily Herald
    "Abt will close Thanksgiving and won't tease customers with Black Friday doorbusters that run out quickly... "There's nothing worse than someone going to a store and they only have three or four of the items and they're sold out and the people are knocking each other over for them," said co-President Jon Abt."
  • Nov 21, 2016 | Kitchen & Bath Design News
    "Abt Electronics and Chef Paul Guerrero share a six-part step-by-step series of videos to prepare a full meal at home with the help of Dacor's Renaissance Induction Cooktop and Discovery iQ Double Wall Ovens."
  • Nov 17, 2016 | WGNtv.com
    "CHICAGO – The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Food Drive held its third annual food drive this morning, with donated food going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository (and a portion going to Northern Illinois Food Bank). Over 10,000 pounds of food was donated, more than doubling last year's total..."
  • Nov 15, 2016 | Save Room For Design
    Abt is the nation's largest single-store retailer of electronics and appliances in the country, showcasing over 100,000 square feet of numerous products to choose from. Located in Glenview, Illinois, they are famous for being a one-stop shop, spanning from kitchen appliances to home entertainment systems. Already well-known within the industry, Abt decided to outdo themselves yet again with their Inspiration Studio...
  • Nov 11, 2016 | Chicago Tribune
    "Even though we have 1,350 people here, really it's just a small family business at heart," said Jon Abt, who, along with his three brothers, serves as co-president. "People genuinely enjoy coming to work."
  • November 11, 2016 | Chicago Tribune
    Abt Electronics, Assurance Agency and Medpro Health Providers have taken the top spots for large, midsize and small Chicagoland workplaces, respectively, according to rankings released by WorkplaceDynamics on behalf of the Chicago Tribune...
  • Oct 28, 2016 | Chicago Tribune
    "In fact, most people place wall-installed TVs too high, says Elliott. Greg Porthan, custom audio and video installation manager at ABT Electronics in Glenview, Ill., recommends hanging it 46 inches off the ground in a living space where you sit to watch and between 52 and 55 inches high in a bedroom, since you're likely sitting up or lying down..."
  • Oct 17, 2016 | Chicago Tribune
    The Inspiration Studio consists of twelve interconnected spaces, each devoted to a particular manufacturer. De Giulio said the spaces were designed on a continuum, with each space flowing into one another. Additionally, each kitchen is fully functional to allow for demonstrations...
  • Oct 17, 2016 | KBB Online
    Abt Electronics the nation's largest single-store retailer of electronics and appliances located in Glenview, Ill., has once again expanded its 100,000+sq.-ft. showroom in honor of its 80th anniversary. The new Inspiration Studio, which premiered on Oct. 13th...
  • June 28, 2016 | DNAinfo
    Mike Abt said his grandparents would be mighty impressed 80 yearsafter they founded a teeny, tiny radio store in Logan Square. Over the last eight decades, the former Abt Radio has gone from a small shop at 2858 N. Milwaukee Ave. with three employees to mega-sized Abt Electronics in Glenview...
  • June 21, 2016 | Chicago Tribune
    Josh Davis of Abt Electronics, the Glenview-based appliance retailer, said one hot feature this summer is Weber's 'Sear Station,' which the Palatine-based Weber-Stephen Products' web site defines as 'basically three burners that are closer together than the other burners on the grill. What this does is create a zone on the grill that can get hotter much faster than other areas, which is great for speeding up the time it takes to get the grates hot enough for searing...
  • June 20, 2016 | GearBrain
    Owning a drone is one thing. Flying it safely is another, which is why Grant Mallman, drone pilot and instructor with Abt Electronics, one of the country's largest single-store retailers of electronics and appliances, recommends learning how to fly a cheap drone before taking a more expensive machine out for a spin.
  • June 20, 2016 | Trucks.com
    "A lot of our guys rolled their eyes" when Abt Electronics announced it was moving to Class 5 trucks with four-cylinder engines, said Chuck Metoyer, who managers the Midwestern consumer electronics and appliance retailer's 450-truck fleet.
  • June 12, 2016 | Daily Herald
    "'People are saying, "Well, if I'm going to buy this nice patio set and this nice sofa or sectional to put on my patio, why not have some electronics, some sound or a TV to go along with that?" says Jim Kozicki, the home audio and furniture buyer for Abt Electronics in Glenview. 'It's all intertwined together. It really started with the improvement in outdoor furniture, and it's now gone full-bore into creating a true entertainment space on their patio and on their deck.'"
  • June 1, 2016 | TCC
    Josh Davis from Abt shares some of his favorite iPhone tips and tricks. Some of the tricks he shares are "I use my iPhone 6S Plus all day long. I wish I had a great tip to extend your battery life. However, If you use your iPhone as much as I do, then get a Powerbank. The absolute most helpful feature is Siri and Dictation."
  • April 5, 2016 | FatWallet
    Picking a new TV can be an overwhelming process. There are just so many factors to consider, such as type of TV, brand, mounting style, etc. But, of all the factors out there, one of the most difficult to consider is size. These days you can get just about any size TV imaginable...
  • March 23, 2016 | MarTech Advisor
    Abt's Director of Digital Marketing Bryan Benavides is speaking at the Modern Marketing Experience in Las Vegas from April 26-28, 2016.
  • March 22, 2016 | AXS
    The Easter Bunny is hopping to Abt (1200 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview; 888 228-5800) for a special appearance on March 25 and 26. Families can visit the bunny at the ginormous retailer from noon to 4 p.m. on both days.
  • February 8, 2016 | Forbes
    Ever since LG's new top-of-the-line 'Signature' OLED TV stole the show at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, AV fans across the world have been waiting on tenterhooks to find out if this remarkable-looking TV might be something they may just, possibly, perhaps, if they really scrimped and saved, be able to afford.
  • February 8, 2016 | USA Today
    Those sleek luminescent OLED TVs promoted in LG's Super Bowl commercial are landing earlier than expected. Select retailers across the U.S. will have the new super-thin 65-inch Signature 4K Ultra HD OLED TVs in stores Monday and will be taking pre-orders for the...
  • January 31, 2016 | Daily Herald
    The Abt Electronics store in Glenview has an on-site recycling center where customers of new products can exchange their old ones, but that's a rarity in the region.
  • January 30, 2016 | CBS Chicago
    Super Bowl 50 is just over a week away in Santa Clara, Calif., but for less money than buying a ticket and traveling for the big game, you can buy a state-of-the-art TV and watch it on CBS 2.
  • January 27, 2016 | Chicago Tribune
    Retailer Abt Electronics, toy manufacturer Radio Flyer, caterers Tasty Catering and consultants Integrated Project Management were all recognized on the list published in the Feb. 8 issue of Forbes.
  • January 27, 2016 | Crain's Chicago Business
    Forbes' selections were based on growth and financial stability, as well as the companies' nonfinancial priorities, like their attention to providing quality products, fostering great workplaces and contributions to the community. Family-owned Abt, based in Glenview, is the largest independent, single-store electronics and appliance retailer in the country.
  • January 25, 2016 | Home Theater Review
    Soundbar sales are poised to reach the $1 billion mark for the first time in the U.S. this year. So, now is as good a time as any to gauge the current state of the soundbar market--especially in terms of the category's effect on the overall audio market and CE retailers.
  • January 25, 2016 | Angies List
    Whether you want to feel like you're watching the big game from the stadium or enjoying a big-screen movie experience at home, the right surround sound speakers can help you build a home theater.
  • January 21, 2016 | Crain's Chicago Business
    Sleep6, an online mattress retailer with headquarters in Chicago, began selling its mattresses Jan. 4. The mattresses are made in California with premium latex foam for cooling and bounce, and memory foam for supportive comfort...
  • January 20, 2016 | Chicago Tribune
    Here's what someone said, somewhere, to someone else: You're only as happy as your least happy child. Talk about a buzz kill. I don't care how motivated and crazed a parent might be, or how loving and smothering: sometimes it's impossible to...
  • January 8, 2016 | TD Ameritrade
    Wearables continue to drive what’s new in technology. That was evident to those plugged in to the early January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...
  • Holiday 2015 | Chicago Life Magazine
    The Kitchen of Tomorrow has arrived, almost. Robots aren't preparing our dinners and cleaning up afterward, but modern kitchens are amazingly intelligent...
  • October 8, 2015 | Hamodia Inyan Magazine
    As we settle back into routine now we need to think about restocking our refrigerators and freezers. We spoke to Shirley Hood, a knowledgable sales expert at Abt Electronics, who provided us with information on purchasing and maintaining...
  • October 19, 2015 | Go Banking Rates
    Chances are you’re reading this with a cell phone next to you or right in your pocket. And if you have a smartphone, like 64 percent of Americans do according to Pew Research Center, you might even be reading this on your phone...
  • September 9, 2015 | Fox 32
    Apple staked a new claim to the living room on Wednesday, as the maker of iPhones and other hand-held gadgets unveiled an Internet TV system that's designed as a beachhead for the tech giant's broader ambitions to deliver a wide range of information, games, music and video to the home...
  • September 9, 2015 | WGN Radio
    The Wintrust Business Lunch starts with a look at the markets and investing with Terry Savage. Jim Soreng, executive director of the Illinois Beverage Association, outlines the effects of a proposed tax on sugary drinks. Scott Kleinberg has trending topics, and Josh Davis of Abt Electronics reports on announcements from Apple...
  • July 27, 2015 | CEPro
    Taking over Chicagoland’s Abt Electronics from parents and CE Hall of Famers David and Jewel Abt, Bob Abt was a consumer electronics retailing legend who passed away this month. April Sanders, national accounts manager...
  • July 27, 2015 | Appliance Retailer
    Bob Abt, CEO of Chicago retail institution Abt Electronics, has died at 77. Abt Electronics was a major retail destination for the Narta Group which took over 200 members, suppliers and media...
  • July 27, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times
    Bob Abt’s father, David Abt, was a showman who wasn’t above a little razzle-dazzle to grow his business. He “would do handstands on the washer, dance around the [sales] floor with women” customers, said his grandson, Michael Abt...
  • July 26, 2015 | Sun-Times columnist, Neil Steinberg
    Bob Abt was an iconic Chicago businessman. He died last Thursday, and I thought I'd share the afternoon we spent together five years ago, touring his family's magnificent store...
  • July 24, 2015 | Chicago Tribune
    Bob Abt, CEO of Abt Electronics and known as a Chicago retail legend who guided the company through the rise and decline of national competitors such as Circuit City and Best Buy, has died at age 77...
  • July 24, 2015 | CEA
    The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the passing of Chicago consumer electronics retail giant Bob Abt...
  • July 24, 2015 | Journal & Topics
    Bob Abt, 77, patriarch of the Abt family and CEO of Abt Electronics in Glenview, passed away Thursday after a three-year battle with cancer...
  • July 24, 2015 | The Glenview Lantern
    Bob Abt, the CEO of Glenview’s Abt Electronics, died yesterday after a three-year struggle with cancer, according to a company spokesperson. A release from the store states that Bob, 77, began working at the family business...
  • July 24, 2015 | The Glenview Patch
    Bob Abt, CEO of Glenview-based Abt Electronics, died Thursday at the age of 77. Abt is credited with growing the business his parents, Dave and Jewel Abt, started in 1936 - according to the Chicago Tribune. His work in keeping the business successful...
  • July 24, 2015 | Twice
    Glenview, Ill. — Bob Abt, CEO of Chicagoland retail institution Abt Electronics, has died. He was 77. Abt and his four sons — Michael, Ricky, Billy and Jon — ran the family's single 37-acre mega retail facility here, which has evolved and grown...
  • July 24, 2015 | Dealerscope
    Abt, the patriarch of the Abt family, entered the business in 1953 and eventually succeeded his parents, Abt founders David and Jewel Abt, who started the company as Abt Radio in 1936 in Chicago...
  • July 24, 2015 | Crain’s Chicago Business
    Robert Abt, CEO of the namesake Glenview retailer billed as the country's biggest single-store seller of electronics and appliances, died yesterday at his north suburban home. He was 77 and had been ill with cancer for three years...
  • July 24, 2015 | WGN Radio
    Sirott and Murciano spend some time remembering Bob Abt, the patriarch of Abt Electronics. The Bannos brothers arrive on a lighter note to “chew the fat” and hear Marianne role her “R”s. Then Al Maag, softball historian...
  • July 24, 2015 | ABC 7 Chicago
    Bob Abt, the CEO of Glenview-based Abt Electronics whose parents started the business in 1936, passed away Thursday, according to a company spokesman. He was 77. Abt had battled cancer for the past three years, but still went into work every day until...
  • July 10, 2015 | Chicago Tribune
    It feels as if it's 100 degrees inside, and you need some tools to cool down your house stat. We rounded up some experts who offered quick-fix tips to get your home down to a reasonable temperature — even if the sun is trying its hardest to make you sweat...
  • Arpil 13, 2015 | Chicago Tribune
    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, is hosting a day of educational Earth Day celebrations in-store at 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave, Glenview on Sunday, April 19 from 12-4:00 pm...
  • March 26, 2015 | RetailWire
    When merchants think of building retail empires they typically envision opening location after location across wide geographic areas. Abt Electronics and Appliances has taken a different approach. It simply continues to expand its already significant presence...
  • February 11, 2015 | Wall Street Journal
    It has been a slow start for Google Inc. ’s smartwatches. Research firm Canalys says just 720,000 smartwatches powered by Android Wear, Google’s operating system for wearable devices, shipped in the last six months of 2014...
  • December 18, 2014 | AP News
    Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low."...
  • December 16, 2014 | CBS Chicago
    Internet security cameras are amazing technology, but if your webcam isn't properly setup, you may not be the only person in the world watching...
  • November 18, 2014 | CBS Chicago
    Do you need to pick up an iPad for your brother, a DVD player for your parents, and what the heck, maybe a new TV for your living room? Then consider checking out Abt Electronics on Black Friday...
  • October 16, 2014 | Daily Herald
    As television technology advances, so do the acronyms and the prices. But consumers likely will enjoy the shock-and-awe of watching a more incredible picture...
  • June 15, 2014 | WMAQ-TV NBC 5 Weekend Today
    Charlie Wojciechowski shows us some last minute gifts for Father's Day that are available at ABT in Gleview...
  • June 15, 2014 | WGN-TV
    The largest LED smart TV on the market has made its way to Glenview. The Samsung 110” UHD 4K LED 3D Smart Frameless HDTV is 110 inches, and completely frameless...
  • June 15, 2014 | CLTV
    The largest LED smart TV on the market has made its way to Glenview. The Samsung 110” UHD 4K LED 3D Smart Frameless HDTV is 110 inches, and completely frameless...
  • June 12, 2014 | Entrepreneur Magazine
    Likely, we have all done it. We walk into a retail store, browse their huge selection of inventory, talk with their highly-trained salespeople, pull out our smart phones, scan the product barcode and...
  • June 11, 2014 | Twice Magazine
    New York — Samsung held its annual star-studded Hope for Children Gala last night at Cipriani Wall Street, here, honoring Samsung’s guests and partners who have helped improve children’s lives across the U.S...
  • June 10, 2014 | CSNCHICAGO.COM
    Looking for the ultimate Father's Day gift? This could be it-- if you're looking to spend $150,000 on dear old dad...
  • June 2, 2014 | CE Outlook
    Another store that was omitted from the Top 25 Car Audio Specialists, was actually the top grossing store to our knowledge, for a single store location. We left out Chicago’s ABT Electronics...
  • April 30, 2014 | Illinois Cops Magazine
    Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have come to Abt Electronics in Glenview to further their crime-fighting prowess and proficiency...
  • April 24, 2014 | Realtor Magazine
    Whether they’re getting their house ready for the market or creating a dream kitchen in a home they just bought, clients considering a major kitchen redo will need guidance...
  • April 22, 2014 | NBC Chicago
    Many electronics contain materials which could pollute the environment or pose a health risk if not properly discarded...
  • April 22, 2014 | FreeNewsPos.com
    If you have old, broken or unused electronics around your home, Earth Day presents an opportunity to get rid of them...
  • February 2, 2014 | WGNTV
    Josh Davis explains the best electronics for watching the Olympics...
  • January 29, 2014 | WGNTV
    Josh Davis explains game day electronics from Abt...
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