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NARM Names Award Finalists

2 Jan, 2002 By: Hive News

The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) has announced the finalists for its 2001 Merchandiser and Supplier Of The Year Awards, which recognize outstanding industry achievement among retailers, distributors, wholesalers, entertainment software suppliers, and suppliers of related products and services. Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet March 12, during the 2002 NARM Convention & Trade at the San Francisco Marriott in California.

NARM members nominated trading partners in the various industry segments, and those companies with the most nominations were named as finalists. Small, medium and large companies in each segment are categorized based on membership dues.

Trading partner companies will judge the finalists, rating each finalist's performance on established criteria. The company with the highest score for each industry segment and size category will be declared the winner. The list of 2001 finalists is attached.

NARM's 1,000-plus members include retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and suppliers of products and services. The award nominees are:

Small Division
- Crow's Nest, Cresthill, IL
- Electric Fetus, Minneapolis, MN
- Rolling Stones, Norridge, IL
- Twist & Shout, Denver, CO

Medium Division
- Bull Moose Music, Portland, ME
- Compact Disc World, S. Plainfield, NJ
- J&R Music World, New York, NY
- Newbury Comics, Allston, MA
- Waterloo Records & Video, Austin, TX

Large Division
- Best Buy Co., Eden Prairie, MN
- Borders, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
- Target Stores, Minneapolis, MN
- Trans World Entertainment Corp., Albany, NY
- Tower Records/Video/Books, W. Sacramento, CA

Small Division
- Big Daddy Music Dist., Kenilworth, NJ
- Hep Cat Records & Dist., Anaheim, CA
- Musicrama, Long Island City, NY
- Redeye Dist., Graham, NC

Medium Division
- ADA, New York, NY
- Caroline Dist., New York, NY
- Koch International, Port Washington, NY
- Ryko Distribution, New York, NY

Large Division
- BMG Distribution, New York, NY
- EMI Music Dist., Woodland Hills, CA
- RED Distribution, New York, NY
- Sony Music Distribution, New York, NY
- Universal Music & Video Dist., Universal City, CA
- WEA Corp., Burbank, CA

Small Division
- Electric Fetus, Minneapolis, MN
- Scorpio Music, Trenton, NJ
- Super Discount CDs and DVDs, Irvine, CA

Medium Division
- Baker & Taylor, Charlotte, NC
- Eurpac Home Entertainment, Virginia Beach, VA
- Music Network, Norcross, GA
- Navarre Corporation, New Hope, MN
- Norwalk Dist., Inc., Anaheim, CA
- Southwest Wholesale, San Antonio, TX

Large Division
- Alliance One Stop Group, Coral Springs, FL
- Anderson Merchandisers, Amarillo, TX
- Handleman Company, Troy, MI

Small Division
- Alligator Records, Chicago, IL
- Gospo Centric, Inglewood, CA
- Medalist Entertainment, New York, NY
- Six Degrees Records, San Francisco, CA
- V.P. Records, Jamaica, NY

Medium Division
- J Records, New York, NY
- Koch Entertainment, New York, NY
- Razor & Tie Entertainment, New York, NY
- Ryko Palm, New York, NY
- Welk Music Group, Santa Monica, CA
- Wind-up Records, New York, NY

Large Division
- Arista Records, New York, NY
- Columbia Records, New York, NY
- Island Def Jam Music Group, New York, NY
- Jive Records, New York, NY
- Rhino Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
- Universal/Motown Records Group, New York, NY
- Virgin Records America, Beverly Hills, CA
- Warner Bros. Records, Burbank, CA

Small Division
- Accelerated Chart Movement, Encino, CA
- Billboard Bulletin, New York, NY
- Gary Group, Santa Monica, CA
- ICE, Inc., San Diego, CA
- Liquid Audio, Redwood City, CA
- Macey Lipman, Los Angeles, CA

Medium Division
- Billboard Magazine, New York, NY
- Muze, New York, NY
- Soundscan, White Plains, NY

Large Division
- Case Logic, Longmont, CO
- Cinram, Inc., Anaheim, CA
- Sony Disc Manufacturing, Terra Haute, IN

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