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NAMM Announces Kidder Music as a Top 100 Dealer

Beth Houlihan
Kidder Music Service
beth AT kiddermusic DOT com

Kidder Music in Peoria, Illinois, recognized as one of the top music products and instrument stores in America

Peoria, Illinois, June 15 —The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announced today that Kidder Music in Peoria, Illinois, has been selected as a Top 100 Dealer. The award will be presented to the top music merchants from across the country at the organization’s annual summer music product trade show, Summer NAMM, held in Nashville, Tenn. Kidder Music is also in the running to receive NAMM’s Dealer of the Year award at the July 13, 2012, presentation ceremony.

Music product retailers were judged using a numeric rating by a panel of impartial expert judges selected by, but not otherwise affiliated with NAMM. Kidder Music received this recognition because they:

  • Show a clear understanding that the success of a retail store is directly related to customer satisfaction
  • Provide a retail experience worth returning for and recommending others to
  • Design a floor plan, merchandising and marketing that encourages repeat sales
  • Prepare for future success with sound planning, marketing and training initiative
  • Use the web and social media in engaging, effective ways

“These awards are a chance for NAMM retail members to be recognized and rewarded for proactive, innovative business efforts and effective marketing campaigns by their peers. Retailers across the country will gather in Nashville this summer and are encouraged to use The Top 100 as fresh inspiration to help their own businesses succeed in the upcoming year,” said NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond.


About NAMM
The National Association of Music Merchants, commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that strengthens the $17 billion global musical instruments and products industry, while promoting the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of more than 9,000 Member companies in 87 countries around the world. For more information about NAMM, interested parties can visit or call 800-767-NAMM (6266).

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