Merchants and vendors are converging on Hollywood this week for New Age Electronics’ sixth annual Retail Dealer Summit.
Fred Towns, New Age Electronics president, spoke to Dealerscope about some fresh approaches that were taken at this year’s New Age Retail Summit, along with discussing new vendors, emerging technologies and the buzz he got from the 100 dealers who were represented at the event July 19 and 20 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in California.
Fred Towns, New Age Electronics: In terms of challenges, there is still a lack of education around the home automation category as a whole. We are helping retailers bring their customers true plug-and-play products that are easy to understand, install and use long-term, which makes the category more approachable. Retailers have to keep it simple and demonstrate how products can enhance their customers’ lifestyles to see long-term success in home automation.
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a tech revolution taking place that will make the flat-panel TV and mobile phone seem quaint by comparison.
Within the next few years, hundreds of millions of devices will be communicating with one another — and their owners — and the groundwork is being laid today.
CHICAGO-Kalorik has selected New Age Electronics, a distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services, as the primary distributor of its products to U.S. retailers.
New Age Electronics, a consumer electronics and gaming products and services distributor, has expanded its relationship with ASUS to distribute the company’s ZenFone 2 smartphone and related accessories in the U.S. retail channel.
New Age Electronics rang in the new year at CES 2016 with a gala customer appreciation event, a series of new-vendor-partnership announcements, and a renewed commitment to filling its product pipeline with emerging technologies as well as with more traditional categories that are profit avenues for the retailers it serves.
At the event, New Age announced its selection of HSN as its 2015 Interactive Multichannel Retailer of the Year, for year-over-year revenue growth and for its innovative selling and product-presentation methods, and its choice of Kohl’s as Brick and Mortar Retailer of the Year. Read the full article on Dealerscope.com