Feature: The Best of 2008
Gary Chorman didn’t skip a beat when asked to name the best new product of the year.
“That would be Electrolux’s laundry line. It’s the hottest thing in the industry,” said Chorman, the owner of Millman’s Appliances in Rehoboth Beach, Del. “I know appliances pretty well and this is state-of-the-art. It’s well above anything else in the market right now.”
Chorman wasn’t the only dealer to come up with a few “wow” products for Dealerscope’s annual industry survey of the best new companies, products and technologies to emerge in the last year. Industry leaders, though, had a tougher time naming a new company or brand-new product or technology to hit the CE scene in past 12 months. They said the economic downturn has stymied start-ups and the development of cutting-edge offerings.