With unemployment close to 8 percent, you can understand why this headline would grab peoples' attention. A story in Digitimes reports that Foxconn is scouting prospective sites in the United States for future manufacturing plants.
I was skeptical about this story -- which talks about production of LCD TVs, not iPhones -- and that might have been the end of it.
But maybe it's not quite as crazy as it seems. A spokeswoman for Foxconn told me in an e-mail that the company "already has multiple facilities based in the U.S."...
Forget Black Friday. Football season—especially the weeks preceding the Super Bowl—in many ways trumps the traditional holiday season because it actually gives retailers a chance to make some money on the sale of TVs, related electronics and add-ons.
“I am pretty passionate about the value of the football selling season,” Doug Schatz, vice president of electronics merchandising for the Nationwide Marketing Group, says. He creates a yearly merchandising “playbook” for members that addresses football season sales strategies retailers can also use during the crucial fourth quarter and into January, leading up to the Super Bowl.