Seeing robust demand for laptops, expect it to continue, says Croma's Ritesh Ghosal

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As COVID cases have started to dip and unlock across states including Maharashtra is starting in a phased manner, demand for laptops and other electronic items like AC has surged during this period with major offices continuing work from home.

As COVID cases have started to dip and unlock across states including Maharashtra is starting in a phased manner, demand for laptops and other electronic items like AC has surged during this period with major offices continuing work from home.
In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Nilesh Gupta, Managing Partner, Vijay Sales and Ritesh Ghosal, CMO, Croma shared their views on the same.
“Laptop demand is very robust. Last year was a big boom, this year it continues. There is a lot of repeat demand also for laptops coming in. There are shortages, we are not able to cater to all the requirements. There is pent-up demand on ACs and coolers as well," Ghosal said.
Meanwhile, Vijay Sales' Gupta also agreed, adding that laptop is a market shift altogether. "Last year we saw 70-80 percent growth overall and this year we expect another 10-20 percent growth over last year or maybe more,” Gupta added.
Gupta also believes that the demand has been quite robust since online firms were also =not allowed to sell non-essentials.
“We opened up in Gujarat in last week and there has been a very robust growth in summer appliance categories. ACs, coolers, refrigerators are doing well,” Ghosal shared.
For the entire conversant, watch the accompanying video

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