In an article last year, we took a deep-dive into the hottest accessory categories driving the CE market, zeroing in on opportunities around tablets and smartphones, audio and home automation. Selling accessories within these categories continues to be critical for success in CE, especially with so many new products being brought to market and manufacturers continuously rolling out next-generation technology for existing products. A recent report by CEA, CE Accessories at Retail, projected an increase of $13 million in accessories sales, sustained by the popularity of tablet and smartphone accessories, headphones and ear buds, raising 2014’s CE accessories sales projection to $8.5 billion.
The event at CEDIA Expo hosted by Women in CE last week broke all levels of attendance and sponsorship support, the organizers announced Thursday.
As part of Dealerscope’s annual buying group roundtable, we’ve asked buying group directors for their insights on some of the most pressing issues faced by today’s independent CE retailers. For the full buying group roundtable, please see the March issue of Dealerscope.
The Women in CE Career Enhancement Forum, which will take place June 26 in New York as part of CE Week, recently had its early bird registration extended to May 25.
Women in Consumer Electronics (CE) has named Debra Boelkes, the CEO of Business World Rising and Business Women Rising, as the keynote speaker for the Women in CE Breakfast at CEDIA 2011.
Three major names in CE- Panasonic, Samsung and Sony- have joined with the company behind XPAND 3D to develop a new technology standard for active-shutter 3D glasses.