It’s kinda startling how much ground can be covered in less than 90 minutes when you lock eight leading industry merchants (and one renowned CE analyst) inside a room and discourage the use of mobile phones.
By Rob Stott
Quick! What comes to mind when you hear the word eSports?
If you’re like most of the “outsiders,” you likely paint a picture of someone sitting in bed (or his parents’ basement) munching on a bag of Doritos with a funny looking headset on, lights off, sitting inches away from his computer monitor.
That image would not be entirely false, but it’s a gross underrepresentation of an industry that is booming, has broad appeal, and could come to define the future of consumer electronics retailing.
Let’s forget about the retail side of things for a second, though, and focus only on the market itself. Who (or what?) is an eSports athlete? How much money is floating around in sponsorship dollars, prize pools, and more? Is the eSports industry really big enough for you, the retailer, to care about?
A good place to start is getting a solid understanding around what eSports actually is.
“Esports (electronic sports) is professional computer gaming,” the World eSports Association (WESA) said in an interview with Dealerscope. “Athletes from around the world participate in online and offline tournaments against each other. The games are broadcast and streamed in numerous languages, allowing fans all over the globe to follow the action live on a regular basis.”
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By New Age Electronics President Fred Towns’ account, 2017, for the foreseeable future, is going to be about meeting growing “show me” expectations of both Millennials and female buyers – two demographics that are “more powerful than ever,” and that helped holiday sales to move forward and spike, after a slightly “slowed down” start fueled by concerns in the run-up to the 2016 election.
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New Age Electronics Names BJ’s, Purchasing Power Retailers Of The Year
New Age Electronics Announces 2016 Retailers of the Year at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (NYSE:SNX)
Distributor selects BJ’s Wholesale Club as Brick and Mortar Retailer of the Year and Purchasing Power as E-commerce Retailer of the Year
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — (from 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show) — New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services and a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), announced that it has selected BJ’s Wholesale Club as Brick and Mortar Retailer of the Year and Purchasing Power as E-commerce Retailer of the Year at its customer appreciation event during the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
What a great event it was. A special thanks to all our vendors sponsors and to all our top retailers that came out and made this event such a success.
Here are some of the vendors who showed their wares at this week’s New Age Electronics Retail Summit. Be sure to look for more coverage on dealerscope.com and in the Dealerscope Today newsletter to follow on the New Age Summit.
The 2016 New Age Electronics Retail Dealer Summit kicked off July 20 at Hollywood, Calif.’s Loews Hollywood Hotel with promises from the distributor’s top New Age and SYNNEX executives that the roughly 100 retailers represented here would leave the meeting armed with the tools to enhance what Fred Towns, New Age Electronics’ president, termed as the “omni-market” experience, across the board, for several of their key customer demographics.
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.