Adam Gold has joined Detroit based iRule and On Controls as the vice president of sales.
Bose has announced the debut of three new headphone models: The FreeStyle earbuds, SoundTrue on-ear headphones and SoundTrue around-ear headphones.
Todd Bogart, formerly of Harman International, has joined Human Touch as national sales manager, Bogart said in an email to media members this week.
DEALERSCOPE: What will be the overall marketing and sales strategy messages you’ll convey to your members this year? What should be their main take-away message from your meetings?
Bose this week announced the arrival of its new SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III, which Bose touts as its best-performing Bluetooth speaker yet, due to "an all-new design, longer battery life, and accessory covers in five colors."
Could serious high-fidelity equipment be making a comeback?
Back in 1998, Dave Kelley, then Klipsch’s national sales manager, met Mike Mohan on his very first day as senior category manager for home audio at Good Guys in San Francisco.
Regional CE dealers are having a tougher time than ever in predicting the future. They expect rapid price drops of 4K UHD TVs during the holiday season and they’re pushing audio and other profitable peripherals to bolster whatever margins they can. But factors such as uneasy consumer sentiment and the rocky rollout of the healthcare law make it harder for them to predict the early months of 2014. Some bright spots that will carry into next year include record tablet sales and the high-margin accessories that accompany them, as well as an uptick in upscale housing starts, which is boosting their integration businesses. Here are their views on the categories or singular products that are delivering better-than-average-margins for you? Stay tune to Dealerscope.com for more.
As we head into the New Year, regional dealers, the backbone of the CE industry, have adjusted their businesses to leverage opportunities they hope will improve sales and profits over 2013. For the full story, see page 32, where the dealers go into more detail about how they overcame last year’s challenges, the vendor initiatives that made things a bit easier, e-commerce improvements, the ongoing impact of 4K UHD TVs, and the products that helped or hindered sales and profits.