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January 2023, Volume 2


Budde Marketing, which provides monthly POS Index reports to ERA members, issued its latest summary, running from January 2020 through November 2022. The index now includes more than 125 manufacturers. View the latest index.

November 2022 continued to show a downward trend in POS activity. November was the lowest month of POS since February 2022. On the plus side, November 2022 is 7 percent ahead of November 2021 and still way ahead of the January 2020 base point.

This year will cumulatively show a banner year for POS activity. However, the last three months have had slight decreases over record POS sales. We will make predictions for 2023 POS activity once calendar year 2022 is complete. Early projections are for a slight growth, but nothing near what we experienced in 2022.

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> Wholesale inflation slowed in December, the sixth straight month of a slowdown. Read more.

> Analyzing the outlook for semiconductor chip supply chain issues in the automotive industry in 2023 and how automakers and OEMs can take more control of the situation – read more.

> Orders in Seconds (OIS) enables customers of wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers to place orders – well, in seconds – via its new B2B app. Read more.


> It is time once again to honor the ERA Chapters of the Year at the upcoming ERA Conference in Austin! Please share one or more of your chapter’s successful events, projects or activities from 2022. Now is the time to brag about your chapter’s accomplishments! Submit Chapter of the Year entries by February 3.

> We are excited to share the 2023 ERA Conference Digital Brochure, an interactive resource that previews the latest Conference highlights, including general session and breakout session topics, and exclusive videos from our prominent speakers. View the interactive brochure.

> The ERA White Pin Internship program application deadline is Feb. 26, 2023. Get those applications in! Subsidized by the White Pin group and ERA, this program offers a manufacturers’ rep a chance to hire a rising college junior or senior as a summer intern. This is a fantastic opportunity for the intern to gain hands-on experience in the electronic component sales industry AND a great chance for rep companies to train and teach a potential hire. Read more about the program and apply today!


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