Gary Shapiro says CES will be huge and full of ninja innovators.
Still, the rate of growth is better than the 1 percent drop in sales in 2012.
Consumers are adopting smartphones, tablets and other digital gear in increasing numbers.
Editor’s Pick This year’s show will probably match last year’s 153,000 attendees, as the tech industry prepares to storm Las Vegas. CEA head Gary Shapiro tells us what’s going to be hot.
Up to 147 million Americans are planning to shake off their turkey dinners, get up early, and visit their favorite retailers this coming Black Friday. And they’ll spend almost $30 billion doing it.
On average, consumers plan to spend $1,634 this holiday on all goods. About $842 of that will be spent on gifts, up 9 percent from a year ago. Consumers plan to spend an average of $252 on consumer electronics this year, up from last year’s $246.