Distributor Roundup: What’s Trending in Categories
Consumer electronics distributor executives recently shared their insights about their top-performing product categories and what that says about market direction.
Jack Halperin, Senior Vice President, Dealer Channel Sales
What’s hot right now is black stainless appliances across all brands, including Frigidaire, LG and Samsung, as well as Sharp microwave drawers, outdoor furniture and seasonal room air conditioning in the summer months. The resurgence in U.S. home building and remodeling has consumers investing in upgrades to their kitchen and backyard spaces to enhance their home entertaining lifestyle. This buying pattern indicates that consumers are willing to spend more on premium or step-up products when they see value in the quality and design. Why distribution? Because premiere distribution partners can offer dealers a wide breadth of just-in-time inventory solutions, cost-effective free freight programs and competitive pricing and programs to ensure that regional dealers are competitive with big-box offerings.