Tag: NPD

Car Audio Speakers Buck the Trend

Car speakers are the only category that saw growth in car audio this year through April compared to...

Specialists Gain 12 Volt Share: NPD (Corrected)

Corrected: 12 volt specialists are seeing greater unit volumes in car audio than last year, according to the...

Car Audio January Results: NPD

January 2012 sales for aftermarket car audio, video and navigation took a downward turn, falling 14 percent in...

42 % of Aftermarket Car Radios Have Bluetooth

About 42 percent of all in dash car radios sold at retail in 2011 were Bluetooth equipped, according...

Aftermarket OE Integration for Cars Hits $170 Million

Devices that help you connect an iPod or smartphone in the car are gaining in popularity, accounting for...

Aftermarket Car Audio/Video Up 3 Percent: NPD

Car audio/video aftermarket sales for the year through October were up 3 percent in dollars, according to The...

Top 10 Takeaways from KnowledgeFest

The KnowledgeFest show in Dallas last week generated plenty of marketing and sales advice for retailers. Here are...

Lower Priced iPhone 4 in Production

Asian suppliers have already begun manufacturing a lower-cost version of the iPhone 4, which has a smaller memory...

Car Audio up Jan/Feb: NPD

Here's more positive news in car electronics for 2011. The NPD Group provided us data on car electronics...

Spending on Older Autos Gains

Here’s another reason your shop may want to expand into working on leather seats, or other car upgrades....

CEA: 12V Rebounds in 2010

Car stereo shipments were up last year by 7 percent in dollars, (excluding Bluetooth headsets, which the Consumer...

Car AV Flat for 2010

Have we hit bottom yet in the car AV business? The industry has definitely stemmed its losses with...

Black Friday GPS Sales Fall 27%

GPS was one of the hardest hit categories in consumer electronics over Black Friday as unit sales dived...

1/2 of Consumers Pre-search Holiday Gifts Online

In case you were wondering how important it is to have an online presence, here’s some statistics. The...

iPad Accessory Sales Take Off

Accessories for the iPad may prove to be a bonanza, especially for retailers who are lucky enough to...

RIP CD-Based Car Radios by 2016

The cassette went away, so did 8-track. CD’s time may be at hand. Delphi is predicting that by...

Android Runs Almost 1/2 of US Smartphones

Android now has a 44 percent share of smartphones in the U.S., says NPD. But Apple has the...

Android Steals #2 Slot from iPhone

Android is hot, and it’s now powering a lot of smartphones. So, it comes as no surprise that...

Car CD Fell 15% in 2009

If you sell car audio, last year probably hurt… a lot.  Recession was one more cold blast in...

Analysts Weigh-in on Apple iSlate

A slightly more sober outlook on the Apple “iSlate” tablet and its possibilities is being offered by analysts...