Imaging Industry Roundtable
Almeida: While I am unable to comment on our specific policies of allocating products, I do want to say that we do our best to be fair to all our retail partners and to reach the consumer in an evenhanded manner.
Lee: We have very strong relationships with our channel partners and are very transparent about product availability because it is in all our best interests to meet consumer demand quickly. We treat all the channels equitably, and we work hard to avoid giving priority to any channel. Our focus is to make sure the consumer has a great shopping experience, no matter where they choose to shop and when there is greater demand than supply, we work closely with our partners to create the best outcome.
Peck: There are no "politics" involved in launching and bringing new Canon products to market. It is a matter of sensible and practical business planning in what is a very challenging economic environment.