Sales, Profits Going Up For Buying Groups
Directors of some of the industry's top buying groups recently spoke with Dealerscope's Nancy Klosek on a variety of topics, including 3DTV sales, new partner programs and predictions for 2011 sales. For the full interviews, please see the upcoming March issue of the magazine.
Dealerscope: What do you predict overall sales and profits will be for your members this year compared to 2010?
Jeannette Howe, Executive Director, Specialty Electronics Nationwide: I'm predicting sales will be up ... We have some good technology stories to tell.Smart grid appliances, which won't be hitting the marketplace till the third and fourth quarters, also present a tremendous opportunity, not just for appliance dealers but also for integrators. I think 2012 will be a very robust year.The dealers who've hung on are survivors.