IFA 2022 Berlin took place in a physical space for the first time after a three-year break. The conference featured the latest product innovations and industry hot topics, and also allowed experts to get back together. The 2022 IFA conference revolved around three themes, as expressed by IFA’s Senior Vice President David Ruetz in his opening speech – connectivity, smart home and sustainability.
Via, Euromonitor International’s e-commerce tracking tool for online prices, availability and ratings for stock keeping units (SKUs), can easily identify trends in the market and provide strategic and tactical recommendations. In this piece, we will take a granular look at how blenders have performed at the US’s largest electronics and appliance specialist retailer, Best Buy.
Overall retail sales of video games increased by 14% in 2021, while sales of games published by Sony Corporation increased by 43%. One of the drivers behind Sony's plan to further expand its gaming empire is the increased demand for video games, brought about by COVID-19 and the launch of the PlayStation 5 console in late 2020.
Appliance prices have been rising since Q2 2020. Although aluminium and copper are approaching pre-pandemic prices, and logistics costs are coming down, high energy prices and labour costs continue to drive inflation. The industry also faces a high interest rate environment with deteriorating housing markets. High prices and low demand could be a worst case scenario for the industry.
There is growing environmental concern amongst consumers, with rising expectations that companies should do more to mitigate the effects their products have on the environment. Toy manufacturers are looking for opportunities to offer their products in ways that ease eco-anxiety and address the realities of a changing world.
The latest consumer electronics research shows that retail value sales are projected to register a 4% CAGR over the forecast period worldwide, despite inflationary pressure and global supply chain constraints causing havoc globally. What are the factors that are driving the growth of consumer electronics as the world transitions to the new normal?