Industry notes for the week of June 6

CameraPro hunting for retail acquisitions

Independent Brisbane retailer, CameraPro, has plans to expand its operations and is on the hunt for specialist photo retailer acquisition opportunities, via Inside Imaging.

Photo specialty stores respond to harrowing weeks with trepidation and confidence

Digital Imaging Reporter provided a roundup of how U.S. camera stores are coping with post-COVID-19 environment and the on-going civil unrest.

Owner vows to rebuild after historic Central Camera goes up in flames

Central Camera, a Chicago institution with an iconic neon sign, went up in flames Saturday night as unrest erupted in downtown Chicago in the wake of the George Floyd death in Minneapolis, according to CBS Local Chicago. The store at 332 S. Wabash Ave. has been in business since 1899.

COVID-19 Mitigation and What’s Next, via Hans Hartman

Now that in many parts of the world we’re slowly moving beyond the most immediate crises imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a good time to reflect on how to move forward, according to Hans Hartman, of Suite 48a, in a LinkedIn post. What’s more, what can we learn from the opinions of fellow photo and video industry executives and entrepreneurs?

Looters steal $16k worth of drones from DJI’s Manhattan store

DroneDJ reports thieves stole around $16,000 worth of drones from DJI‘s Manhattan store last Saturday. Six drones were taken and have not yet been recovered. The incident took place at around 11:25 p.m. Crime Stoppers NY released a video of people apparently robbing the DJI store on Broadway in Manhattan.

Casio: the innovator that time forgot

DPReview writer Jeff Kellerlooks back at the numerous innovations brought by Casio to the early digital camera market.

Taopix Case Study: Myikona doubles revenue with Taopix

Myikona is a purely Greek company with 30 employees and are owned by Digital Publication Group, the largest group of personalized photographic and printing products in the Balkans. The successful development of the company with 40 years of experience in the field of printing is due to the creation of strong bonds of trust with customers.

U.K.’s The Photography Show to go online this September

The Photography Show and The Video Show will be going online this year, with a virtual photo and video festival taking place Sept. 20-21, 2020 via an online, global  platform that’s faithful to the live show-going experience. Next year, shows will return in physical form 18-21 Sept. 18-21, 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Mediaclip announces five-part photo personalization webinar series

Mediaclip has created an online series where to answer questions and to navigate through the business opportunities and considerations that are top of mind when stepping into an online product personalization offering.