Monster honored its retail partners last night, and treated them and several thousand other people, with a concert by Fleetwood Mac.
Bang & Olufsen continues its focus on combining high design and audio technology with a new line of wireless speakers based on the WiSA standard.
Bluesound, a new audio company under the Lenbrook America umbrella, has launched a series of wireless, multi-room speaker systems through U.S. CE specialty dealers.
LG Electronics USA is bypassing the specialty CE channel to give Best Buy's Magnolia stores a jump on selling its new CURVED OLED 55-inch TVs.
AmTRAN added the SL42B-C and SL47B-C Razor-Edge E-LED to its flagship line of JVC-branded BlackSapphire HDTVs.
Dealerscope magazine and Dealerscope.com announced its Best in Show product winners Wednesday night during CE Week in New York City.
Consumer electronics dealers are embracing the new lines of low-priced 4K sets that Chinese manufacturers, such as Seiki and Hisense, are unleashing in the U.S.
CE dealers and industry pundits fear the inexpensive UHD 4K TVs Chinese manufacturers are releasing into the market will quickly erode premium prices.
Pro Group will eventually change its name to ProSource to avoid confusion.
BrandSource member Gormsen’s Maytag of San Diego, Calif., won the buying group’s store makeover last month.
If TV manufacturers want to successfully usher 4K Ultra HD TVs into the mainstream, they must avoid the same mistakes they made when introducing 3D TVs.
The directors of Catalyst AV, a new group made up of 11 distributors, say they offer what it takes to fill a gap that’s missing in the custom integration market: hands-on service and training that helps dealers build, integrate and install the right solution, and make decent profits while doing it.
Consumer electronics retailers typically include a case with about 65 percent of the smartphones and tablets they sell and SD cards withabout 60 percent. But they are adding a software security solution to less than 10 percent of mobile devices. Not only is that a disservice to the consumer, it also means a lot of margin is left on the table.
As legacy categories mature – losing their mainstream appeal and the hefty margins they once carried – CE specialty dealers have to find alternative products that will resurrect consumer excitement and generate some much-needed profit.
After amassing sales in consumer electronics and appliance that were better than the industry average last year, Brand Source executives expect the next two years to generate better revenues and profits for their dealers.