Handleman Company President and COO, Peter J. Cline Named Chairman of The Board of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Handleman Company

    TROY, Mich., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Handleman Company (NYSE:   HDL),
 http://www.handleman.com, one of the world's largest category manager and
 purchaser of music, today announced that Peter J. Cline, President and COO of
 Handleman Company, has been named Chairman of the Board of the National
 Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) for the 2001-2002 term.
     Peter Cline, President and COO of Handleman said, "Handleman has a long
 and active history in NARM.  I am honored to be named Chairman of the Board of
 NARM during this exciting period within the music industry.  New opportunities
 to provide music in a variety of formats and services to consumers will ensure
 the industry's continued growth."
     Pamela Horovitz, President of NARM said,  "NARM's agenda for the coming
 year contains many important items, including advocacy of retail and wholesale
 concerns in the emerging models for digital distribution.   Peter Cline's
 proven leadership capabilities in such a year will be an important component
 in helping us achieve our goals."
     Peter Cline joined the Handleman Company in 1994 and has served on the
 Board of NARM for the past four years.  Mr. Cline has helped to re-position
 Handleman Company as a premier category manager of music.  Through the use of
 advance proprietary category management systems and programs, Handleman
 Company is able to anticipate consumer demand and assist in maximizing retail
 music sales.  Proprietary systems and programs include new release
 benchmarking, store inventory replenishment, sales force automation and highly
 efficient automated distribution centers.
     NARM serves the music and other pre-recorded entertainment software
 industry as the preeminent forum for insight and dialogue for its more than
 1,100 member retailers, wholesalers, distributors, entertainment software
 suppliers, and suppliers of related products and services.
 
     About Handleman Company:
     Handleman Company is comprised of two operating divisions: Handleman
 Entertainment Resources (H.E.R) and North Coast Entertainment (NCE).
     H.E.R. is a category manager and distributor of prerecorded music to mass
 merchants in the United Stated, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.  As
 a category manager, H.E.R. manages a broad assortment of titles required to
 optimize sales in retail stores and provides direct-to-store shipments,
 marketing of the selections and in-store merchandising.
     NCE has three companies in its portfolio.  Anchor Bay Entertainment is a
 leading independent home video label, which markets a vast collection of
 popular titles that range from horror to exercise to children's classics.
 Madacy Entertainment, a major independent recording label, markets an exciting
 range of music and video products with a catalog spanning all genres.  The
 itsy bitsy Entertainment Company is a leading provider of preschool
 entertainment, both on and off the screen, for the youngest children and their
 caregivers.
 
 

SOURCE Handleman Company
    TROY, Mich., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Handleman Company (NYSE:   HDL),
 http://www.handleman.com, one of the world's largest category manager and
 purchaser of music, today announced that Peter J. Cline, President and COO of
 Handleman Company, has been named Chairman of the Board of the National
 Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) for the 2001-2002 term.
     Peter Cline, President and COO of Handleman said, "Handleman has a long
 and active history in NARM.  I am honored to be named Chairman of the Board of
 NARM during this exciting period within the music industry.  New opportunities
 to provide music in a variety of formats and services to consumers will ensure
 the industry's continued growth."
     Pamela Horovitz, President of NARM said,  "NARM's agenda for the coming
 year contains many important items, including advocacy of retail and wholesale
 concerns in the emerging models for digital distribution.   Peter Cline's
 proven leadership capabilities in such a year will be an important component
 in helping us achieve our goals."
     Peter Cline joined the Handleman Company in 1994 and has served on the
 Board of NARM for the past four years.  Mr. Cline has helped to re-position
 Handleman Company as a premier category manager of music.  Through the use of
 advance proprietary category management systems and programs, Handleman
 Company is able to anticipate consumer demand and assist in maximizing retail
 music sales.  Proprietary systems and programs include new release
 benchmarking, store inventory replenishment, sales force automation and highly
 efficient automated distribution centers.
     NARM serves the music and other pre-recorded entertainment software
 industry as the preeminent forum for insight and dialogue for its more than
 1,100 member retailers, wholesalers, distributors, entertainment software
 suppliers, and suppliers of related products and services.
 
     About Handleman Company:
     Handleman Company is comprised of two operating divisions: Handleman
 Entertainment Resources (H.E.R) and North Coast Entertainment (NCE).
     H.E.R. is a category manager and distributor of prerecorded music to mass
 merchants in the United Stated, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.  As
 a category manager, H.E.R. manages a broad assortment of titles required to
 optimize sales in retail stores and provides direct-to-store shipments,
 marketing of the selections and in-store merchandising.
     NCE has three companies in its portfolio.  Anchor Bay Entertainment is a
 leading independent home video label, which markets a vast collection of
 popular titles that range from horror to exercise to children's classics.
 Madacy Entertainment, a major independent recording label, markets an exciting
 range of music and video products with a catalog spanning all genres.  The
 itsy bitsy Entertainment Company is a leading provider of preschool
 entertainment, both on and off the screen, for the youngest children and their
 caregivers.
 
 SOURCE  Handleman Company