By Lisa Johnston
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LAS VEGAS - Retailers need to broaden their
consumer electronics selection and skill sets if they
are to survive the recession and return to a growth
That was the consensus of top CE merchants
attending the annual TWICE Retail Roundtable
held here during International CES.
Panelists said a permanent shift in consumer
spending and a maturing HDTV market will compel
A/V specialists to embrace mobile devices, connectivity,
energy management, whole-home control
and the services that support them if they are to
avoid the continuing retail consolidation.
Complete roundtable coverage, including a debate
on 3D TV and a close-up look at roundtable participants
Sears and CompUSA
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.