LAS VEGAS — Everywhere you looked at this year’s International CES, you saw a wearable device. New players, new upgrades, new colors, designs and materials, and new capabilities were on display from start-ups, established CE brands and top fashion designer houses alike. The nascent category was not the home run that some retailers expected in this past holiday season, but the potential of the category was obvious to anyone who walked the show.
LAS VEGAS — It was a busy week for New Age Electronics during International CES. The CE and IT distributor was selected by Bang & Olufsen to extend the retail reach of its B&O Play line of music systems, speakers and headphones; expanded its portfolio of emerging tech devices; and bestowed its Retailer of the Year Award to Walmart.com and Dell.com at a customer appreciation party capped by a Goo Goo Dolls concert.
Dealerscope magazine has named its 2015 inductees to the Dealerscope Hall of Fame.
Before he was the president of New Age Electronics, the retail division of SYNNEX Corp., Fred Towns—like so many others—started at the small-scale retail level.
After growing up in Maryland and graduating from Towson State University, Towns’ first job in the industry was in the early 1980s with Stereo Discounters, a retailer in his native Maryland that was part of the Dixie High Five chain that later became Circuit City. Having bought sound and lighting equipment, he
was eventually hired as part of the pro source team, and later moved into the retail side, eventually trained as a retail sales manager at the chain’s top store.
Distributor New Age Electronics at International CES announced a major new partnership at International CES, adding the B&O Play brand from Bang & Olufsen. New Age is working with B&O to bring the products beyond B&O’s former strategy of selling only high-end merchandise in B&O retail outlets.
“New Age Electronics and B&O PLAY share strong synergies in delivering cutting-edge digital products that allow listeners to experience audio in a way that enhances the consumer lifestyle,” Fred Towns, President, New Age Electronics, said as part of the announcement.
Leading consumer electronics distributor brings a contemporary and luxurious audio experience to key retailers and fashion retailers across the US
Las Vegas, NV (from 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show) – January 6, 2015 – New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services and a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), announced today that it has been selected by B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen, which delivers best-in-class audio products in luxurious and contemporary designs, to distribute its B&O PLAY products, including its award-winning music systems, speakers and headphones, to key retailers and fashion retailers across the US. B&O PLAY products present design excellence, craftsmanship and product innovation and resonate among design-conscious consumers and music enthusiasts who live an active lifestyle.
New Age Electronics Boosts Emerging Technology Portfolio with Strategic New Vendors
Distributor leads the charge in emerging technologies with the addition of new wearable, home health, home automation, GPS and Bluetooth tracking and media distribution products
Las Vegas, NV (from 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show) – January 6, 2015 – New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services and a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), announced today that it has added multiple new product offerings in categories including wearables, home health, home automation, GPS and Bluetooth tracking, and media distribution, further enhancing its Emerging Technology Strategy. Launched in June 2014, the New Age Electronics Emerging Technology Strategy delivers innovative new products to retailers with recommendations for assortment and merchandising to maximize success, and simultaneously serves as a launch pad for vendors looking to break in to Consumer Electronics.
New Age Electronics Announces its 2014 Retailers of the Year at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show
Distributor selects Walmart.com as Consumer Electronics Retailer of the Year and Dell.com as Gaming Retailer of the Year
LAS VEGAS, NV (from 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show) – January 6, 2015 – New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services and a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), announced today that it has selected Walmart.com as its 2014 Consumer Electronics Retailer of the Year and Dell.com as its 2014 Gaming Retailer of the Year at its customer appreciation event at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As the profile of the technology consumer continues to rapidly evolve, our tendency is to focus on products that fit their lifestyles. We research the hottest trends among traditional and emerging categories to determine which products will see the most success at retail. While this should certainly be at the core of any successful Consumer Electronics strategy, it’s important not to overlook the people who are in the driver’s seat – the consumers.
Las Vegas — Alternative rock band Goo Goo Dolls will headline New Age Electronics’ annual CES Gala next week.
The Buffalo, N.Y., band, fronted by guitarist and lead singer John Rzeznik, is perhaps best known for its breakout ballad “Iris,” which ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 100 Pop Songs chart covering the years 1992-2012.