Thiel Audio said this week that it reached a deal for seven of its loudspeaker models to be carried on Amazon.com.
Convergence, long anticipated but finally here between the computer and the living room TV, isn’t a phenomenon limited to hardware and content. Brick-and-mortar CE retailing and e-commerce have finally come together with full force, even at the specialty dealer level.
Just what that signifies was the overarching topic during a CEA Line Shows panel entitled, “What’s in Store: Trends in CE & Technology Retailing,” moderated by Line Shows chair Natali Del Conte in New York City June 24th. Participants included Bob & Ron’s World Wide Stereo principal Bob Cole, Datavision principal Albert Liniado, CE industry hardware executive Bob Perry and Netsertive director of business development Jamie Sasser.