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Housewares Retailing : Letter From the Editor

March 2012 By Susan Schreiner

As we prepare for this year's IHS in Chicago, we are getting a whiff of what's heading into stores and homes in 2012. The kitchen is a great opportunity for retailers at this point of time—since the trend seems to indicate that appliance vendors are broadening their distribution into CE channels and the mass market.

Are you ready to carry small appliances? At IHS, we'll see which categories are hot for 2013. What else might retailers sell as add-ons for greater profitability as they look to create points of differentiation from their competitors?

As you can see from some of this month's preview coverage of IHS, we're starting to get a taste of the new revenue opportunities for Dealerscope vendors and channels particularly in the small appliance and electrics category. As always, we welcome your thoughts and comments. We can be reached at

Susan Schreiner, Editor

Letter from the Editor



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