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D&H:Sales Strong, Good Fiscal Yr. Expected

Harrisburg, Pa. – D&H Distributing, the privately held CE
distributor based here, reported sales of TV displays were up 12 percent in
revenues and higher in actual unit sales year over year, for its fiscal year,
ended April 30.


also said that its overall sales for the fiscal year showed “double-digit sales
growth year over year,” but the distributor did not provide specific sales
numbers in a statement.

But the distributor did provide an overview of key growth
categories in its fiscal year, which began May 1.

In video games, D&H’s sales increased compared with last year
despite the fact that the overall gaming industry declined, and the distributor
is predicting it will be a “solid category” again this year as new platforms
such as Nintendo’s Project Natal for the Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation Move
debut later this year.

3D TV should also drive sales not only for TVs but accessories
too, and “could stimulate a ‘refresh cycle’ as consumers replace their standard
televisions,” D&H said.

Among the other categories D&H expects growth from are:

IP-enabled television, “exemplified by models
such as Toshiba’s new UX600-series TVs with ‘Net TV’ capabilities.”

HTIB (home theater in a box) “with new elements
like advanced sound bars and 7.1 audio systems that increase performance
compared to 5.1-channel home-theater systems,” D&H said.

Other categories the distributor expects to be strong in its
fiscal year: a transition to LED technologies for both projectors and
televisions; a more widespread adoption of home automation; high performance
notebooks; eco-friendly, energy-efficient “green” merchandise; portable audio
devices; and digital imaging products.

D&H ships out of five separate locations in North America,
including its U.S. headquarters, here, and its Canadian headquarters in
Mississauga, Ontario.  Additional US warehouses are located in Atlanta, Chicago
and Fresno, Calif.