February 1, 2015

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INTERVIEW: Martin Larsson, Toshiba Electronics Europe

Martin Larsson, VP Toshiba Electronics Europe storage products division, will join close to 1000 senior vendor and channel executives at next month’s DISTREE Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) channel event in Monaco. Showcasing its latest innovations in data storage, the team from Toshiba will outline its EMEA channel strategy to both existing and potential partners at the event. Channel EMEA found out more about the company’s plans for the year ahead and the continued importance of indirect routes-to-market. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 30 January 2015

TP-Link drives retail awareness with DSF promotions

Home networking vendor TP-Link is working closely with UAE retailers to drive consumer promotions during this year’s Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). TP-Link’s brand awareness in the retail channel has continued to rise during the last year, with the brand now on a similar standing to Linksys, according to the latest monthly report released by the Middle East Retail Academy (MERA). Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 30 January 2015

Kingsons ready to build on UK success

Accessories brand Kingsons is ready to expand its European retail footprint in 2015. Kingsons, which is a leading brand for laptop and tablet carriers in South Africa, has been buoyed by recent international channel expansion success. The Kingsons’ team will attend DISTREE EMEA 2015 from February 24th to 27th in Monaco to meet senior executives and buyers from the region’s leading retailers, e-tailers and distributors. Channel EMEA caught up with Jolene Mouyis, head of European sales at Kingsons, to find out more about the brand’s plans for the year ahead. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 30 January 2015

Prestigio signs Ingram Micro Mexico as distributor

Prestigio, an international manufacturer of mobile devices, consumer electronics and accessories, has struck a deal to distribute its tablets through Ingram Micro Mexico. Ruslan Matuzov, Business Development Manager Latin America at Prestigio, said: “Ingram Micro is the leading distributor in Mexico giving us access to the largest customer base.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 23 January 2015

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Record number of retailers confirmed for DISTREE EMEA

DISTREE EMEA 2015 will host a record number of senior executives and buyers from top retailers and e-tailers. DISTREE EMEA, which takes place in Monaco from February 24th to 27th, offers technology and consumer electronics brands a unique opportunity to pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with retailers and e-tailers looking to expand their product portfolio, identify new suppliers and place orders. Read full feature

by Stuart Wilson, Thursday 22 January 2015

Consumer technology: a trillion dollar market?

This year’s International CES event in Las Vegas kicked off with the traditional analysis of global market statistics and trends. Steve Koenig, director of industry analysis at CEA claimed that global consumer technology spending hit US$1.024 trillion in 2014. While it is always nice to come up with a value for the global market size, it is also important to recognise the limitations of the data available and understand that some degree of estimation may be inevitable. Read full feature

by Stuart Wilson, Tuesday 6 January 2015

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tecbuy: the inside track

tecbuy: video submission to celebrate 10th anniversary of regional retail channel event DISTREE Middle East in 2014

The Jumbo success story

Jumbo: video submission to celebrate 10th anniversary of regional retail channel event DISTREE Middle East in 2014

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M&A in EMEA channels

Pradip Somaia, partner at mergers and acquisition (M&A) specialists Regent Partners, reviews some of the drivers, valuations and trends that shaped 2014 channel M&A activity across Europe. Read full story

French firms make international impact

Visiting the exhibition areas at last week’s International CES and you couldn’t help but notice the presence of a sizeable contingent of companies from France. Read full story

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