By Lisa Johnston
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At last month’s CEA Fall Forum in Phoenix, yours truly had the pleasure of moderating a panel called “The Future of Retail,” which discussed current retail conditions and the challenges and opportunities CE retailers of all sizes face next year and in upcoming years.
Joining me were three well-known executives: Jeannette Howe, executive director, Specialty Electronics Nationwide; Darold Rydl, president, Woot Wholesale; and Dave Workman, executive director/COO of the PRO Buying Group. All three provided interesting insight as to what is going on at retail now and what may happen down the road. There was also a lively Q&A session at the end of our formal discussion.
To access a podcast of the event click on this link: www.ce.org/events/multimedia-library.asp, scroll down to CEA Podcasts and the 2009 Industry Forum, and look for “The Future Of Retail.”
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.