Consumer Electronics Industry Snapshot Sony Electronics (Decemb
December 1, 1998

Fujio Nishida, President, Consumer Electronics Marketing Group - Sony Electronics 1) How did 1998's financial turmoil affect your business? I'm talking on behalf of the consumer electronics area that I cover. From that perspective, I don't see any retailing impact.Based on what we're hearing about last months or last couple months (from retailers), I don't see any negative feed back from these people. Usually when you see the economic situation changing, it may be some time before that really effects the consumer electronics area. "I may be a little optimistic, but Ibelieve people really want to have those exciting new digital products and not leave them for

Nationwide Goes After Mindshare
January 1, 1904

They may not have the muscle, manpower or notoriety of national CE chains, but the 3,000 mom-and-pop operators gathered this week in Orlando, Fla., for the Nationwide Marketing Group’s semi-annual buying meeting are proud of how much merchandise they moved last year, and they expect to do it even better in 2007. “The [CE] industry is projected to be up 31.85 million units, a one percent improvement over 2006,” said Mike Decker, Nationwide’s vice president of marketing, electronics. “As a group, we expect to grow 10% over 2006 in unit sales.” Greg Rozman, owner of Rozman Brothers, a 52,000-square-foot showroom in