Sony: U.S. Exec Says No Demand Impact From Slowdown; Struggling With Higher Shipping Costs

Sony (SNE) is not seeing any impact on U.S. consumer electronics demand from the slowdown in the domestic economy, according to Stan Glasgow, the president and COO of Sony Electronics, the unit which sells all of the company’s non-Playstation electronics products in the U.S.

Speaking at a dinner with reporters and industry analysts in San Francisco last night, Glasgow did however indicate that Sony was seeing margin pressure from shipping costs, and that the company was changing some of its shipping procedures to reduce costs. He said the company is now doing some shipping direct from factories to retail stores, “trying to cut whatever is in-between” production lines and retail shelves.

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