Distributors Leverage Big Trends To Improve Retail
As part of Dealerscope’s annual distributor roundtable, we asked executives of some of the leading companies to discuss the industry trend is having the biggest impact on their business and how they’re dealing with that trend so that it has a positive impact on their retail customers. Here’s what they had to say. For the full roundtable, make sure to check out Dealerscope’s April issue.
DEALERSCOPE: What industry trend is having the biggest impact on your business? How are you dealing with that trend so that it has a positive impact on your dealer customers?
Bill Stewart, CEO and Founder, Petra Industries: ‘App-cessories’ have become increasingly popular, especially among our wireless audiences. We’re very prepared to respond to this influx and are working closely with our manufacturer partners, such as Belkin, Scosche, Parrot, Jawbone and Griffin, to stock the latest and greatest app-cessories on the market. Another trend we see impacting our business is portable accessories, specifically Bluetooth speakers and portable chargers. This is especially true as our dealers are preparing for the spring and summer months, when their customers are spending more time outdoors, traveling andjust on-the-go.