Reasons to Be Thankful

Reasons to Be Thankful, Part One

From unprecedented demand to the reopening of stores, there is plenty to feel good about this Thanksgiving.
Woman Holiday Shopping

Why Some Retailers Are Turning ‘Black Friday’ Into a Month-Long Event

Looking to get gifts without actually shopping? Some consumers are utilizing bot services that scour the internet to do holiday shopping for you.
Twitter debuts livestream shopping with consumer electronics

Twitter to Debut Livestream Shopping Featuring Consumer Electronics

The micro-blogging platform joins Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube in experimenting with shoppable live video.
supply chain issues will last into 2023, say some experts

When Will the Supply Chain Slowdown End?

Some blame today’s supply chain issues on chip and labor shortages; others on unprecedented demand. The truth is somewhere in the middle.
Mail-order print catalogs are popular with millennial shoppers

Screen-Weary Shoppers Are Turning to Mail-Order Print Catalogs

Millennials and other consumers tired of spending days in front of screens are turning to mail-order print catalogs for holiday shopping.
CVS Pharmacy interior

CVS to Close 900 Brick-and-Mortar Stores

The closures will help parent company CVS Health transform its brick-and-mortar retail stores into not only pharmacies that sell everything, but also bonafide medical health facilities.
Walmart employee greets shopper to the store's full inventory shelves

Walmart, Target, and Others Have Plenty of Inventory

Big-box stores such as Walmart and Target are not only reporting rises in revenue and sales, but also plenty of inventory andstocked shelves—all this in the midst of a supply chain slowdown.
Retail sales up 7.1 percent in October 2021

Retail Sales Up 1.7 Percent in October

At 1.7 percent, according to the Labor Department, the rise was the highest since March. This of course is in tandem with the fastest rise in prices in 30 years, but it was still good news for most retail entities, including Walmart and Home Depot.
YouTube and TikTok Influencers

How YouTube and TikTok Influencers Are Driving Top Toy Sales

If you’re wondering which electronics and toys are going to sell most this holiday season – you know, in case you want to stock up -- look no further than the top creators and influencers on YouTube and TikTok, where a 2020 study found that children ages 4-15 spend an average of 85 and 45 minutes a day respectively.
Tech Up for women online conference set up

Tech Up For Women Conference Goes Virtual With Panels, Webinars, and...

The free event on Tuesday, November 16th will feature panels on AI, digital health, cybersecurity, and more.
CT Hall of Fame Class of 2021 and Class of 2022 honorees

Dealerscope’s Nancy Klosek and Other CE Leaders Inducted Into CT Hall...

In a ceremony held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City last night, six honorees were inducted into CT Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 last night. It was the first time that the annual ceremony and gala dinner was held since 2019, so the Class of 2020 was also officially honored at the event. 
CES 2022 news at CES Unveiled from Gary Shapiro

CES 2022: Be There, Or Be There Online 

CES 2022 will be a hybrid show that's in-person in Las Vegas and online, with 1,600 exhibitors and a vaccine mandate per the CTA's CES Unveiled event last night.
CES 2022 at the LVCC West Hall

On With the Show: CES 2022 Preview Q&A

What’s happening at CES 2022 in January? We spoke with Jean Foster, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), to find out. 
LG and the NCAA College Sports team up

Turner, CBS, LG, and the NCAA Partner to Stream Live College...

LG has announced a three-year partnership with the NCAA, Turner Sports, and CBS Sports to bring exclusive NCAA sports content straight to LG customers

Inflation Is Driving Consumers to Dollar Stores Again

The rise in inflation is good news for dollar stores, which pre-pandemic experienced slowdowns, since current sticker shocks have redirected consumers their way.
The Daily Scope

Welcome to ‘The Daily Scope’

We’ve decided to try something new with our newsletter. In 'The Daily Scope,' we'll be curating the day's most relevant news in the consumer electronics, appliances, and retail sectors.
Remote work devices: A person with earphones talking on their computer.

Jabra, JLab, and Raycon Release New Remote Work Devices

Audio tech companies have made adjustments to their products for consumers who work remotely. The latest wave include new audio devices from Jabra, JLab, and Raycon.
The outside view of Skullcandy headquarters

Skullcandy Doubles Down on Sustainability

Headphone maker Skullcandy Inc. recently unveiled a series of new green initiatives as part of a promise to help keep one million pounds of e-waste from ending up in landfills globally by 2025. Among its tactics to achieve this goal is a pledge to utilize only 100% recyclable packaging materials and FSC-certified paper products by the end of this year.
2021 NATM Vendor Conference Scott Hymas

Hymas Sets Refreshing Tone at 2021 NATM Vendor Conference

At the 2021 Vendor Conference, NATM President Scott Hymas focuses on "the best of times" and reminds retailers to be thankful for all that has gone right over the past 18 months.
KOA Electronics Distribution

KOA Electronics Distribution to Open New San Diego Location

Get to know KOA E.D.I. this Friday, October 1, as it celebrates the opening of its new San Diego location with an event for dealers and industry friends alike.
TV Prices to Keep Climbing 2021

TV Prices to Stay High Until Next Year

The continued pandemic is keeping people at home and creating more demand for TVs, and supply chain delays are making it hard to meet those demands. Is it any wonder prices are going up?
multi-generational consumer technology office

What Happens to the ‘Over 40’ in Consumer Technology?

Ageism in the consumer technology industry is nothing new, but it’s still very real. But it's not just the 'over 40' who are affected; companies that don’t employ older workers are missing out, too.
Black Leaders In Consumer Tech

Presenting CT Lab’s 2021 Black Leaders in Consumer Tech

CT Lab's Black Leaders in Consumer Tech Awards shines a special spotlight on nine African-American leaders in the CT space who are driving the industry forward.
Dealerscope Audience Award

DEADLINE EXTENDED Nominate Your Product for Dealerscope’s Audience Awards

Dealerscope's audience of over 45,000 industry experts span a variety of fields including retailers, manufacturers, buying groups, distributors, and more. Think you have what it takes to earn their vote? Submit your product now to be in the running.
Consumer Electronics Industry

CE Industry Leaders Share Their Insights on Business Today

We asked a few consumer electronics industry leaders to share their views on business today, priorities, and why Dealerscope is important to them.
Dealerscope 40 Under 40

Last Chance for 40 Under 40 Award Nominations

Nominations for Dealerscope's annual 40 Under 40 awards program, which recognizes the young and up-and-coming talent in consumer electronics, close on May 28.
Corporate Sustainability

Green Lights in Corporate Sustainability

Corporate sustainability has come a long way in the past decade. Here is how it’s rolling out in the appliance, consumer electronics, and retail spaces.
Apple Spring Loaded iMacs

Apple’s Spring Loaded Event was Loaded with Announcements

Apple's Spring Loaded event wrapped up yesterday with a slew of new product announcements like colorful iMacs and iPhones, AirTags, Family Cards, Podcast Subscriptions and more.
Most Powerful Women in CE Tech 2021

Last Chance to Nominate a Powerful Woman in Consumer Tech

Dealerscope's Powerful Women in Consumer Technology program recognizes women in the CT space who stand out for their achievements and exceptional leadership. Today is the last day for nominations to be received--just make sure to submit no later than August 24th at 11:59pm PST.
LG Phone Business Shutdown

LG to Shut Down Mobile Phone Business Worldwide

LG is shutting down its mobile phone business unit for good. After a unanimous vote, the board of directors approved the final decision today after several months of reviewing the direction of LG's smartphone business.
Ferran Reverter

Ferran Reverter Bids Farewell to Media-Saturn; Heads to FC Barcelona

Ferran Reverter will not be renewing his contract as CEO of Media-Saturn in order to pursue a new career as CEO of FC Barcelona, what he calls a "once in a lifetime opportunity."
Best Buy Lays off Workers 2021

Best Buy Lays Off 5,000 Workers with Plans to Close Stores

Best Buy announced that it has laid off 5,000 workers this month with plans to close more stores as the year progresses. CEO Corrie Barry said the cuts were due to "having too many full-time and not enough part-time employees."
Dealerscope Audience Awards

Last Chance to Vote in Dealerscope’s Audience Awards

The Dealerscope Audience Awards are looking to crown the most innovative products in consumer technology and we need your help.
Jeff Bezos Andy Jassy

Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO

On Tuesday, Jeff Bezos announced that he would be stepping down as CEO of Amazon in the third quarter of this year. The empty role will be filled by Andy Jassy, the current chief executive of Amazon Web Services as Bezos transitions to executive chair of the company.
Neal Manowitz Sony

Neal Manowitz Appointed President and COO of Sony Electronics, North America

Sony Electronics Inc. announced Neal Manowitz, Deputy President, Imaging Products and Solutions - Americas, will be promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.
Corie Barry Best Buy CES 2021

Corie Barry Takes On a Pandemic and Institutes Diversity in First...

To say her first year as CEO was an eventful one would be the understatement of the century. Best Buy CEO, Corie Barry, describes how she navigated the sea of changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic while also instituting diversity and inclusion during a discussion with Alan Murray at CES 2021
Intel at CES

Intel Will Help the World ‘Go and Do’ More at CES

As part of the all-virtual CES 2021, Intel will preview exciting new technology via two news conferences plus host an in-depth technology session from Mobileye.

Two New Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Access Points from Access Networks

Adding to its Wi-Fi 6 Certified lineup, Access Networks now offers the A550 and A650 access points, providing integrators and end-users with more options to suit a wide variety of home networking applications.

CTA Study: Tech Companies Need More Skilled Workers

Three in four technology companies (75%) face difficulty finding candidates with the right skills and abilities today, according to the annual Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® Future of Work Study.
5G

5G Awareness Has Reached the Masses, But Majority Do Not Understand...

According to the latest Mobile Connectivity Report from NPD’s Connected Intelligence, 9 out of 10 consumers are aware of 5G networks, but only 18% of consumers report understanding of the different 5G network types currently available in the U.S.

Atlantic Technology Executing a Major Revitalization

Atlantic Technology is taking the next step in executing a corporate revitalization which has included the rollout of over 30 new products in 2020...
Bravas Joins Azione Unlimited

Bravas Joins Azione Unlimited

Azione Unlimited, The Smart Home Association, has announced that Bravas has joined the buying group organization. As a unified group of luxury technology integrators...
Z-Wave Alliance Long-Range Specification

New Long Range Specification From Z-Wave Alliance

The Z-Wave Alliance, a standards organization dedicated to developing and advancing the popular Z-Wave® wireless smart home protocol, announces the new Z-Wave Long Range...

Qualcomm Defines Future of Entertainment With Live Nation Partnership

All of the IFA 2020 press conferences are talking up the company's abilities to cope with and move past COVID-19. Understandably. Qualcomm set a...
Ataraina IFA 2020

Ataraina IFA Intros Include Flying Air Purifier

The Flying Magic Cleaner, drone-propelled, goes beyond what robotic-type floor vacuums, which can only capture large-size particles, do. The drone is able to capture...

Hyundai Europe Develops Roadmap for Sustainable Change

Michael Cole, President and CEO of Hyundai Europe, has spent over 35 years in the mobility industry in practically all areas of the business...

AVM’s Fast Internet for All With FRITZ!Box

Introduced at IFA 2020 Special Edition, the new AVM FRITZ!Box 6850 LTE is all about ensuring faster internet via mobile networks with data rates...
Parks Associates Smart Home Tracker

Parks: COVID-19, Consumer Privacy Concerns, and Price Competition are Key

New Parks Associates smart home research finds providers and manufacturers are increasingly competing on price, innovation, and privacy protections. The firm's Smart Home Tracker...
LG Clarksville

LG’s Clarksville Factory Makes its Millionth Washing Machine

The LG Electronics home appliance manufacturing plant in Clarksville, Tenn., has just produced its one-millionth washing machine – a key milestone for the plant’s...

Nikon & NYC Salt Expand Partnership to Include Mentorship Program, Scholarships...

Nikon Inc. has announced an expansion of the brand’s partnership with NYC Salt, an organization that creates opportunities in visual arts and pathways to...

Huawei’s Guo Ping: Unlock the Full Potential of 5G to Drive...

The pandemic has reshaped how we live and work, and has dealt a heavy blow to the world economy. Fortunately, Information/Communications Technology (ICT) offers...

NAD Ships Masters M33 BluOS Streaming DAC/Amplifier

NAD Electronics has begun shipping the M33 ($4,999), a BluOS-enabled streaming DAC/amplifier that can serve as the heart of a reference whole-home system. The...

Integral Marketing & The Lucas Sales Group Tap de St. Germain

Integral Marketing, the rep fulfillment company serving dealers in the Southwest, announces the appointment of industry veteran John “Jody” de St. Germain as Business...

PureTech Alliance is Formed

Executives from the custom installation channel have aligned to form the PureTech Alliance (www.puretech-alliance.com), a national sales and service organization with a mandate to...

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