CCARC NEWS 16-06
THE PERIODIC NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
ISSUE No 16-06 1st April 2016
In this Issue:
- Business Meeting This Saturday
- Kogan to keep iconic Australian retailer Dick Smith alive
- Broke & fixed
1. Business Meeting This Saturday
The next CCARC Business meeting will be held on Saturday 2nd April 2016, commencing at 1300 hours.
2. Kogan to keep iconic Australian retailer Dick Smith alive
An Australian online retailer has offered an olive branch to the iconic electronics brand Dick Smith.
It was believed life was over for Dick Smith, as the company went into voluntary administration in January and closed down all of its physical stores, resulting in thousands of job losses.
On Tuesday, Kogan.com announced it would swoop in and buy the failed company — and turn it into an online-only business. The revitalised company, purchased for an undisclosed sum, will start on June 1 and run with a dual brand strategy alongside Kogan.com.
The founder and CEO of Kogan.com, Ruslan Kogan, said in an emailed statement he is thrilled to be able to keep the brand alive, as well as Australian owned and run.
“We will invest in building and nurturing the Dick Smith community, and honour the great legacy of this Australian business,” he said.
Read the full Mashable story by Jenni Ryall
BROKE & FIXED
The Kariong antennas have been damaged and will be repaired.
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Dave VK2DLS … News & Publicity Officer …