With the Consumer Electronics Show several weeks behind us now, everyone is back to the nuts and bolts of running their businesses. There were several major trends evident at the show this year: the growth of 1080p displays, the expansion of IP connectivity in CE products, more media centers and more reliance on content to help sell products from mobile phones to flat panels.
One thing is clear about today’s consumer electronics market: It is in a period of change. Consumers are more savvy than ever before. They’re more connected to their products on an emotional level, and they have more options than ever before. Staying ahead of the trends and ahead of the competition is an escalating challenge. Dealerscope’s mission is to keep you informed and in sync with the consumer electronics retail market through insightful feature stories, influential columnists and critical analysis of the top trends. Make sure you check out our extensive library of online video interviews our staff conducted live at the Consumer Electronics Show as well as our podcast series, all available on Dealerscope.com. And if you’re not a subscriber to our daily e-mail newsletter, go to our Web site to sign up for Dealerscope Today. Every day it delivers exclusive news stories, interviews and observations for the CE community.
Next month we’ll be offering a special issue for readers as we debut our new “The 101 Club,” the top 101 consumer electronics retailers report, as well as a thoughtful analysis of the retail market and interviews with some of the top dealers. That issue will also include a special focus on retail buying groups, so make sure you look out for it.