NPD: Back-to-School Sales Weak
Sales of CE in the back-to-school period this year were down from last year, although some categories, including notebook computers, were bright spots. That's according to a report released this week by research firm NPD Group.
CE revenue was $7.6 billion, a drop of 12.5 percent from the same time last year during the seven-week period ending Sept. 12, NPD said.
Sales of notebooks, however, were strong, making up 21 percent of all revenue in the CE sector.