By Lisa Johnston
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Charleston, S.C. – Holiday purchases of consumer electronics rose 27 percent year over year, making it one of the biggest growth categories of the season.
According to seven weekly consumer surveys by America’s Research Group and Inmar, 27.6 percent of holiday shoppers bought CE this year, compared to 21.7 percent in 2012.
Of those, 18 percent of consumers purchased a TV, up from 13.1 percent last year; 17.5 percent bought a computer, compared to 10.6 percent in 2012; and a whopping 42.5 percent bought video games, vs. 35.4 percent last year.
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.
Arlington Heights, Ill. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced a partnership with channel networker Revenew to support electronics retailers across the country as they host the fourth annual CE Demo Days, in conjunction with CE Week in New York.
The in-store events will be held the weekends before and after CE Week (June 21-23 and June 28-30) and will offer consumers the opportunity to experience the latest technologies at their local CEA member store.
Well, all good things must come to an end. After more than 40 years in this industry, I will be hanging up my CE guns and spurs as I head into the great unknown of retirement.
I thought it might be fun to offer my retrospective on some of the changes in consumer electronics that I’ve experienced since 1972 when I found myself injected into this industry. Hop aboard my way-back machine and take a trip with me down memory lane.
2012 started with rumors about Apple TV and it ends with rumors about Apple TV.
With all the Apple TV talk going back to last year, you would have thought we would have seen a product by now, but that wasn’t the only surprise this year. There were plenty of others.
New York – Low pricing will help keep consumer electronic market revenue for manufacturers just barely above water for 2012, according to IHS iSuppli.
Jordan Selburn, senior principal analyst for consumer platforms, is forecasting a 1.4 percent increase in sales this year by OEMs as these companies zero-in on attracting customers with low-ball pricing.