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Black Friday Comes Early in 2014

Black Friday following Thanksgiving is the most important consumer electronics promotion time for the North America market, as TV brands work with retailers to cut prices to compete for consumers. Each year, special promotions and “fighter” models show up, with bigger sizes and lower prices each year. Continue Reading

TV Panel Shipments Remain Strong – For Now

Currently, there are mixed signals on LCD TV panel supply/demand. Panel makers expect that inventory corrections have come to an end (panel price reductions were modest in December), continue to ship at high levels in Q4’13, and are forecasting firm panel shipments for Q1’14, despite the usual seasonal decline. Continue Reading

Pavlovian Shoppers and The Demise of TV Retailing

If you are a client, colleague or collaborator of mine you’ve probably heard me preaching about how TV retailing needs to change. For years, primarily since the flat panel TV transition kicked off near the early part of the last decade, TV’s have been a go-to door buster for retailers seeking to entice early holiday shoppers. Continue Reading