Paul Sabbah


A global financial crisis, a history-making presidential election, spiking commodity prices, massive layoffs and fears of a protracted recession. Looks like just another day at the office.

A global financial crisis, a history-making presidential election, spiking commodity prices, massive layoffs and fears of a protracted recession. Looks like just another day at the office.

The Consumer Electronics Association this week announced its Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders for 2009. MyerEmco President/CEO Gary Yacoubian has been elected chairman of the Executive Board- the first retailer to ever hold that title- while DBL President Henry Chiarelli will be vice chairman.

The Accessories market continues to be a standout in the consumer electronics industry, emerging from the background into a major force over the last several years. And it continues to shine. The Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) most recent sales and forecast report estimates sales of accessories will grow eight percent to nearly $9 billion this year. It predicts accessories will account for 11 percent of total CE industry growth this year with $16 billion in shipment revenues.

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