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Integrators Vent Biggest Frustrations with Manufacturers, Distributors

Supplier frustration includes out-of-stock merchandise, shipping policies, inaccurate online ordering portals, poor customer service and more.

Jason Knott · April 09, 2021

2021 Outdoor Technology Special Report

Residential real estate continues to be hot and so do outdoor technology projects. Integrators saw a big jump in projects in 2020 and expect to see continued growth in 2021.

Andrew Nichols · April 08, 2021

Regional Wage & Salary Breakdowns for CI Industry Reveal Wide Disparity

Overall, dealers report they increased their employee wages by a miniscule 0.2% in 2020. Use this interactive map to find your region.

Jason Knott · March 02, 2021

Which Major Metros Are Primed for Active Remodeling Spending in 2021?

Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Tucson, Charlotte and Phoenix top the list of cities expected to see highest gains in 2021 remodeling spending.

Jason Knott · February 11, 2021

Which CE Brands Elicit the Most Brand Loyalty?

Sony, Samsung, LG and Monster have highest consumer brand loyalty and the highest expectations, according to survey.

Jason Knott · February 01, 2021

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PowerHouse Alliance Reports 200%+ Growth in Networking Equipment Sales

11-member distribution group PowerHouse Alliance predicts home networks, 8K displays and 5G will be strong in 2021.

Jason Knott · January 27, 2021

NKBA Study Finds Kitchen and Bath Industry to Rebound

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has released its 2021 Market Outlook report that reveals the industry is poised for continued growth with overall spending for both kitchen and bath projects to increase in the coming year. The industry anticipates a pronounced rebound in overall industry growth-from -5.9% in 2020 to 16.6% in 2021, […]

Robert Archer · January 26, 2021

U.S. Single-Family Housing Starts End 2020 Up 12%; 2021 Outlook Muddled

Single-family housing starts hits 1.34 million, highest since 2006. Rising lumber prices and new regs could slow market in 2021.

Jason Knott · January 21, 2021

2021 CE Pro State of the Industry: Sheltered From the Storm

Industry withstands 2020 chaos as a beacon of strength with 11.5% revenue growth. 2021 outlook is strong.

Jason Knott · January 07, 2021

Smart TV Mirrors Top List of Most-Desired Bathroom Technology

84% of consumers worldwide find smart bathroom mirrors as appealing heading into 2021.

Jason Knott · January 07, 2021