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Top 10 Biggest
Challenges
for 2022
1. Supply Chain Crisis/
Product Shortages
2. Labor Shortage
3. Economy Slowdown
4. Infl ation
5. Unprofessionalism/
Trunk-slammers Hurting
Industry Reputation
6. Inability to Get
In-Person Training
for Staff
7. DIY/Tightening
Equipment Margins
8. Manufacturer
Consolidation/Fewer
Product Choices
eras are expected to be the
biggest gainer, with dealers
anticipating 9.1% growth in
that category in 2022. Dealers
anticipate cocooning to
continue to grow as people
look for solid stay-at-home
entertainment options;
thus, 4K/8K displays and
home theater are among the
technology categories where
dealers expect growth.
Other hot categories are
voice control, video distribution,
lighting fi xtures and
even smart appliances. It is
unlikely that integrators will
stock or resell smart appliances,
but the expectation
that they will be connected
to the whole-house control
system is growing and CE
pros will likely become more
involved in specifying smart
washers, dryers, ovens and
refrigerators.
Integrators continue to be
the primary decision-makers
when it comes to product
selection; however, the
infl uence of homeowners
is growing. According to
the data, 28% of the time
the homeowner is now the
" fi nal decision-maker " for
product selection. That is
just behind the integrator at
33%. Designers, architects
and builders have a certain
amount of input also.
Lastly, CE pros foresee
headwinds in 2022, namely
from the supply chain shortages
and lack of labor. Plus,
new concerns have cropped
up too: infl ation and a sense
that the economy is going to
stall. CE Pro
9. Electricians Encroaching
in Custom Electronics
10. Security Dealers
Encroaching in Custom
Electronics
By a very large margin, the
supply chain situation is the
biggest headwind CE pros
say they are facing heading
into 2022. The perennial
labor shortage in the
second biggest problem by
far, followed by the fears of
an economic slowdown and
infl ationary concerns.
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