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Distributors: Better Times Ahead, But Retail Share Battles Remain

NEW YORK — Distributors are acknowledging
that while economic conditions
are getting better,
retailers are still
battling for traffic,
volume and ever-elusive
profits as the second
quarter looms.

That is the view
from several key distributors
polled by
TWICE for this virtual

While retail conditions are mixed for
many, distributors are saying that new
categories such as 3D TV, e-readers, iPad
accessories and mobile TV will create interest
and drive consumers to see the latest

The distributors polled were quick to
point out that flatpanel
TVs with Internet
features and different
sizes of displays
— LEDs in particular
—Blu-ray decks, and
accessories for both
A/V and SO/HO
products should not
only drive volume but
profi tability as well.