The group, which comprises 3,000 outlets in different European countries under the umbrella of Expert International, Zug, Switzerland, has formed a new chain, Expert Global, jointly with Associated Volume Buyers (Long Beach) and the Cantrex Group (Montreal, Canada). The new chain will consist of more than 6,000 retail outlets for consumer electronics, home appliances and communication technology with total sales of approxiamtely US-$ 12.5 billion.
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According to to the organizer, Hamburg Messe + Congress (HMC), major imaging brands will be represented at Photopia Hamburg, which will take place in the Hanseatic city from September 23 to 26 as a festival for the entire digital imaging industry. These include camera and lens manufacturers such as Canon, Sony, Nikon, Leica and Panasonic as well as Sigma and Tamron, but also the monitor manufacturers BenQ and Eizo, print service providers such as WhiteWall and the paper manufacturers Ilford and Hahnemühle. Several retailing companies and distributors, including Calumet, Foto Erhardt, IPS, HapaTeam and Probis will also exhibit.