Change is Constant for Accessories
From the design point of view, more furniture is featuring finishing elements in black gloss to match the proliferation of black in TV design. Designs are also increasingly less deep to accentuate the form factor of flatpanel televisions. And with a myriad of home theater cable connections, cable management continues to be a key design element.
Another trend in the A/V furniture market is the growth in the number of vendors. As the market for digital television ramps up toward 2009’s analog shutoff, more furniture vendors have moved into the market. Dealers and consumers now have more options than ever for product offerings, brands and vendors, all of which make consumers the big winners when they shop for A/V furniture.
Keeping pace with consumer demand is no small undertaking. But knowing what consumers want and positioning your organization to deliver on those demands is crucial to maintaining a healthy business. Retailers, who are so often on the front lines with customers, are especially wise to learn the skills of how to anticipate and adapt quickly.