Retail Sales To Rise 4.1% This Year: NRF

Retail Sales To Rise 4.1% This Year: NRF

By Alan Wolf On Feb 6 2014 - 4:21pm




Washington – Retail sales are projected to rise 4.1 percent this year, outpacing 2013’s 3.7 percent gains.

According to a report released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF), continued economic growth, and an expanding labor market and housing sector, will help stoke consumer confidence and expenditures.

“We are cautiously optimistic and hopeful that the economic tides will change in 2014,” said Matthew Shay, president/CEO of the trade association.

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ComScore: Apple Gains U.S. Ground In Smartphone Brand, OS Share

ComScore: Apple Gains U.S. Ground In Smartphone Brand, OS Share

By Joseph Palenchar On Feb 5 2014 - 5:02pm




Reston, Va. – Apple and Samsung gained share at equal rates among U.S. smartphone users at the end of 2013, but Apple’s share grew a bit faster than Samsung’s on a year-over-year basis, ComScore found in its latest consumer survey.

As a result, Apple remained tops in smartphone share among users at the end of the year, ComScore said.

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CEA: 73% Of Those Who See An Ultra HD TV Want One

CEA: 73% Of Those Who See An Ultra HD TV Want One

By Greg Tarr On Feb 5 2014 - 3:27pm




Arlington, Va. – Three-fourths (73 percent) of online U.S. adults who see Ultra HD TV technology in a retail store are interested in owning the technology at some point in the future, according to new research from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), while only 34 percent of people who did not see the technology are interested in ownership.

Ultra HD delivers four times the resolution of today’s FullHD TVs, with more than 8 million pixels of resolution.

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IHS: Cellphone, Tablet Sales To Exceed CE For First Time in ’13

IHS: Cellphone, Tablet Sales To Exceed CE For First Time in ’13

By Joseph Palenchar On Oct 25 2013 - 9:43am


Source: IHS


Segundo, Calif. — Combined factory-level sales of 3G/4G cellphones and tablets will outpace sales of traditional CE products on a global basis for the first time in 2013, IHS forecasts.

Cellphones, media tablets and PC tablets will generate $354.3 billion in sales in 2013, or 3 percent more than the CE industry’s $344.4 billion in factory revenue. Only last year, the CE market was 30 percent larger than the cellphone and tablet markets, IHS said.

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Holiday Console Gaming Revenue To Surge

Holiday Console Gaming Revenue To Surge

By Doug Olenick On Oct 4 2013 - 12:43pm




Framingham, Mass. — IDC is predicting that PlayStation 4 sales will just barely beat out Microsoft’s Xbox One this holiday season.

It also said overall console sales will enjoy a slight uptick in sales compared with 2012.

The report credited the PS4’s lower price point for its expected dominance this year.

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Global Tablet PC Panel Shipments See Growth

Global Tablet PC Panel Shipments See Growth

By TWICE Staff On Sep 25 2013 - 10:58am




Santa Clara, Calif. — Global PC panel shipments increased 8 percent in July, coming off the tail of three consecutive months of declines, according to NPD DisplaySearch.

According to the NPD DisplaySearch “Monthly Tablet PC Panel Shipment & Value Chain Report,” 23 million tablet PC panels were shipped, an 8 percent increase over June. The growth was driven by 7-inch panels, which comprised 49 percent of all shipments.

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Mobile Shopping Rises Above The Desktop: Study

Mobile Shopping Rises Above The Desktop: Study

By Lisa Johnston On Aug 9 2013 - 11:23am


Source: Millennial Media and ComScore


Baltimore — Consumers are spending more time on retail sites using their smartphones and tablets than they are using computers, according to a joint study by Millennial Media and ComScore.

According to the “Mobile Intel Series: Mobile” report, the amount of time consumers spend on mobile retail sites using their smartphones or tablets now accounts for 51 percent of the total retail time spent on digital properties vs. just 16 percent in 2010.

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Tablet Demand Still Growing: CEA

Tablet Demand Still Growing: CEA

By TWICE Staff On Jul 29 2013 - 3:26pm

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Arlington, Va. – Tablet ownership in the U.S. is expected to reach half of all households in the next 12 to 18 months according to Consumer Electronics Association research.

Four in 10 (41 percent) online U.S. consumers indicated they own a tablet, roughly on par with ownership rates reported in March 2013 (40 percent), according to  CEA’s “Consumer Outlook on Tablets: Q3 2013” report, which examines trend information on consumer behavior and sentiment from April through June 2013.

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Back-To-School Spending Plans Slip: Survey

Back-To-School Spending Plans Slip: Survey

By Alan Wolf On Jul 24 2013 - 9:29am

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About 55.7 percent of grade school families plan to purchase CE products for the new school year, down from 59.6 percent in 2012, according to the NRF.


Washington — Parents and college kids plan to spend about 13 percent less on CE and other back-to-school items this year than last, a new survey shows.

According to a poll by the National Retail Federation (NRF), families with school-age kids plan to spend an average of $635 this season on apparel, school supplies and CE, compared with $689 last year, while college-bound kids and their families plan to spend an average of $837 vs. $907 last year.

Total projected back-to-school spending fell 13.4 percent to $72.5 billion.

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Lenovo Tops HP In Q2 PC Market Share

Lenovo Tops HP In Q2 PC Market Share

By John Laposky On Jul 11 2013 - 12:00pm




New York — Worldwide PC shipments were down by double digits in the second quarter compared with last year's quarter, according to preliminary reports from International Data Corp. (IDC) and Gartner, with Lenovo leading the way in units shipped.

IDC reported total shipments of 75.6 million units, down 11.4 percent from last year's Q2. Gartner pegged shipments at 76 million, down 10.9 percent year over year. Both companies had Lenovo overtaking HP as the market share leader with 16.7 percent of total shipments.

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