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CTA To Lawmakers: End ‘Failed’ Chinese Tariffs

CTA study finds consumer tech industry has paid nearly $40 billion in Chinese tariffs, essentially “taxes paid by American businesses and consumers,” and calls for Congress to eliminate them. Read this report here at TWICE.com.

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Back-To-School 2022: What Gear Will Students Be Buying?

Will college-bound students be buying new PCs? Will supply chain or inflation concerns dampen inventories or demand? What other back-to-school gear will be hot this season? Read the rest of this report here at TWICE.com.

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Consumer Tech 2022: The State of the Industry

How are manufacturers and retailers holding up under multiple supply chain, product and component shortages, the Great Resignation, distribution backlogs, fuel prices, and inflation/recession pressures? Read the rest of this report here are TWICE.com.

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Buying Groups: Why – And Why Not – To Join One

Groucho Marx refused to join any club that would have him as a member. For stubbornly independent-minded consumer tech retailers and dealers now facing troubling times as lone wolves, is joining a buyers group a good idea? Read the rest of this … Continue reading

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Buying Groups 2022: Overview And Outlook

How did buying groups and their members fare during, how are they managing post-Covid, and how will they provide for the always uncertain consumer tech selling future? Find out here at TWICE.com.

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Top 5 Ways To Deal With The New Workforce Reality

To state the painfully obvious, the pandemic initiated – some would say accelerated – a cascade of workplace consequences, precipitating a revolution in how, where, why, and for how much workers wanted to work, or if they wanted to work at all. … Continue reading

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Help Your Employees Stay Engaged, And Stay!

Employers are wringing their hands and gnashing their teeth trying to grok the Great Resignation. “If you are thinking, ‘Oh good, the pandemic is over and now things can return to normal,’ you had better think again,” advises Ted Green, president … Continue reading

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Unwasted Wants Plastics Out Of The Ocean And On The Patio

Granted, as far as diversifying your retail product mix, outdoor/patio furniture is not as sexy as, say, mattresses. But a convergence of somewhat otherwise disassociated conditions – the “end” of the pandemic, the coming barbeque season, and a heightened recognition of single-use … Continue reading

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Executive Insight: Howard’s Riddle Shares Insights Into Pandemic Trends

How will the experience dealing with Covid thus far help retailers deal with these current pandemic conditions? What lessons are likely to carry forward beyond the current Covid crisis? Are there differences between how entertainment and home office device retailers … Continue reading

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‘Industry Stalwart’ Robert Heiblim Dies

Long-time consumer technology executive, consultant, and CTA committee chair and division head Robert Heiblim, 69, died last Friday, January 7, after a long battle with cancer. Read the rest of this obit for my friend Robert Heiblim at TWICE.com here.

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