Mid-Year Prediction: Convergence To Drive CE
The convergence of consumer electronics and AV formats will intensify during the second half of the year, posing even greater challenges in how manufacturers develop products and how retailers sell them. It could also mean higher margins for those who can figure out how to sell a full solution around the core technologies and products.
That was one of the main topics that emerged from interviews with Dealerscope's new group of 40-Under-40 young leaders when we asked them what trends they think will dominate the CE industry during the second half of the year.
Audio sales and the higher-end markets, some said, should also remain strong. But it's the continued convergence of a variety of core products and services into singular platforms that seems to have grabbed the collective attention of our 40 Under 40. For more stories on our 40 Under 40, please stay tuned to Dealerscope.com during the next few weeks.