ProSource Meeting Kicks Off in San Antonio

National CE buying group ProSource is holding its first spring meeting in San Antonio, and organizers feel bullish on the future due to numerous emerging products and, particularly solutions. They see no looming “home run” products but several “base hits” that combined can result in a “winning game plan.”

These “base hits” include wireless multi-room audio, home control and automation, 4K and OLED TV and “new audio” products such as Bluetooth speakers.

After a disastrous holiday season, followed by an even more disastrous January and February due to terrible weather in much of the country, ProSource says most of its members recovered to experience single-digit growth in March and April.

The combined behemoth of Home Entertainment Source and PRO Group, ProSource is comprised of regional/specialty electronics retailers, e-tailers and custom installation firms. It positions itself to partner vendors as the only legitimate national alternative to Best Buy and Amazon.

We’ll have more coverage on the meeting in the next issue of Dealerscope.

Joe Paone is director of content for CTPG.
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