PTN Dealer of the Year

2006 PTN Dealer of the Year

::For Immediate Release::


Bedford Camera & Video Named PTN's Dealer of the Year.


Arkansas-based business takes the customer's imaging experience to new levels.


Springdale, AR (October 11, 2006) - PTN (Photo Trade News), the business news publication for the imaging retailer, announced today that Stan Bedford, owner of Bedford Camera & Video has been named PTN's 2006 Dealer of the Year. The honor is bestowed only once annually to a retailer that stands out among his or her peers and offers an innovative approach to doing business. Arkansas-based Bedford Camera & Video has earned a reputation within its expansive customer base for providing the best value, selection, convenience, quality, price and service.


Bedford Camera and Video exemplifies the role of the first-class dealer based on the company's continued efforts in growing their business in a changing retail environment, its commitment to marketing excellence, and contributions to the imaging industry as a whole.


"Bedford Camera & Video leaves no stone unturned when it comes to serving the photo-taking public," says PTN Publisher Liz Vickers. "Passport photos, classes, repair, equipment rental, video transfers, restoration, a portrait studio and even aerial photography have made them the definitive dealer in the state of Arkansas."


Since launching his first store in 1974 in Springdale, Arkansas, Stan Bedford has build upon a 30-year legacy that has culminated into becoming the largest camera store chain in the state. With six locations, customers can upload digital images at and order prints. It also touts the "state's largest selection of traditional cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, and an incredible selection of accessories."


"We are very pleased to be recognized as PTN's Dealer of the Year," says Bedford Camera & Video President Jeff Beauchamp. "This award validates to our staff, peers and most importantly our customers that 32 years of great customer service does pay off! Without this staff, the success and growth we have enjoyed could not have happened, nor could we be competitive in this current retail environment without them." "Happy customers clearly steer Bedford Camera & Video policies," says Editor Diane Berkenfeld. "Film processing in 29 minutes AND a drive-through window means outperforming competitors and makes for a satisfied customer experience. Something the buying public appreciates in its camera dealers."


PTN's December issue showcases Bedford Camera & Video with an in-depth feature article detailing its success. Bedford's Camera & Video will be presented with this esteemed award on March 9, 2007 at the PMA Trade Show and Convention.


PTN is the business news publication for the imaging industry, providing in-depth news coverage, new product information, market analysis and educational features. The magazine reaches 16,000 imaging industry retailers through the photo specialty, minilab, drug store, consumer electronic and mass merchant channels. Established in 1936, PTN is the only BPA audited news publication for the imaging retailer, delivering the most editorial on kiosks, digital cameras, and demographic retail marketing trends. With established credentials and industry expertise, PTN has built a quality reputation in the trade by providing turnkey editorial solutions and advertorial opportunities for major industry suppliers.


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