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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.
BLOOMINGTON, ILL. — Verizon Wireless opened its first Verizon Destination Store last month and plans to open more of the interactive, lifestyle-based showrooms over the next few years in iconic, high-traffic locations across the country, the carrier said.
The first Destination Store, which covers 9,715 square feet, opened here at the Mall of America on Nov. 20. Plans call for additional locations next year in Chicago and Houston.
NEW YORK – National chains and global e-tailers weren’t the only merchants participating in the Black Friday promotional fray.
Independent CE dealers including Adorama and Starpower launched holiday events of their own, including the latter’s annual pre-Thanksgiving Expo that began here a week before Black Friday.
NEW YORK – CE retailers and their suppliers were expected to make out well over Black Friday weekend, when some 31 percent of consumers said they planned to buy electronics.
According to a pre-Black Friday survey by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), most expected to buy a tablet (30 percent), followed closely by laptop computers (29 percent), video game consoles (29 percent) and TVs (22 percent).
NEW YORK – A shorter holiday selling season and a financially strapped customer base led Walmart to mount Thanksgiving weekend events that were aggressive even by the discounter’s standards.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. — Much of Sears Holdings’ focus under chairman/CEO Eddie Lampert has been online, as the retailer beefed up its web and mobile sites, expanded its e-commerce assortment, enhanced its loyalty program and sharpened its multichannel capabilities.
The person responsible for those functions and more is Imran Jooma, a corporate executive VP and president of marketing, online, pricing and financial services.
NEW YORK – With six fewer shopping days and one less weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas – and a Hanukkah that arrives before Black Friday – retailers are wasting no time getting the holiday lead out.
Walmart and Amazon.com were among the first out of the gate, beginning their Black Friday promotional periods with a blitz of early-bird specials and daily deals while Halloween trick-or-treaters were still out and about.
NEW YORK – CE and appliance merchants are forecasting a solid if not stellar holiday season as consumers get past governmental concerns and resume some measure of good cheer.
According to retailers, buying group executives and a major distributor, deep discounts on TVs and tablets will help get shoppers in the holiday mood, although tight supplies from cautious TV vendors could prove troublesome come Super Bowl.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Sears Home Appliance Showrooms, a specialty chain that was spun off from Sears Holdings last year, is three months into a store remodeling program.
NEW YORK — With Black Friday fast approaching, retailers including Amazon.com, Best Buy, Target, RadioShack and Toys“R”Us have shared their holiday strategies, which include expanded assortments, increased multichannel options and ubermarketing campaigns.