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CES came and went with a blur of televisions, connected devices, and automatic roller skates.  As always, there was plenty of innovation.  Some of it questionable in its function, but it was innovation nonetheless.  The casual observer might feel that CES seems to be an exercise in “If I can make it bigger and I [...]

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By: JBertner Home Channel News

Chicago — Before the first speaker could take the podium at the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) Fall Conference, a residential construction report for September stole the show with news of a 15.0% increase in total starts.

The tone was set. One presenter pointed to an average forecast of 924,000 [...]

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SAN FRANCISCO – After a post-recession period of positive trends for CE consumers and retailers alike, 2011 and 2012 brought a unique set of challenges to both, mostly stemming from the uncertain economy, according to a Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) report based on research by TraQline.

While 2011 saw [...]

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Alan Wolf:  On 2012-08-01 14:41:46

NEW YORK – Showrooming’s impact on brick-andmortar retailers, and Amazon’s threat to Best Buy in particular, may be greatly overstated, new data suggests.

The research, culled from The Stevenson Company’s TraQline market studies and presented by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), shows that only 8.8 percent of Best Buy [...]

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By JEFF O’HEIR: Dealerscope

October 18, 2012

Showrooming does not hurt retailers as much as some say

Statistics prove that showrooming has not drastically hurt the sale of consumer electronics at brick-and-mortar retailers.

“We have established that showrooming (as a factor) that’s really driving down the channel is a myth,” Steve Koenig, director of industry [...]

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Only one week left to setup Inbox Reports! The new market share and consumer behavior TraQline data will be published on October 22nd at 12 EST.

Q3 2012 Data for the following TraQline products will be updated:

TraQline US
TraQline Services
TraQline Wireless Tracker
TraQline Photo Behavior

On October 29th @ [...]

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