Regional Retailers Report Decent 2010 Sales
Regional retailers tell us that consumers, tired of putting off CE and appliance, are finally loosening the purse strings. That said, shoppers are still more value-conscious than ever.
Like planes in a holding pattern, they circle and re-circle the Internet sites, looking for bargains to land on before setting foot in the store, where dealers can then work their step-up salesmanship magic. Here are some excerpts from our recent regional retailer roundtable, in which we explore some of the major issues independent retailers are facing.
Dealerscope: How much were electronics and appliance sales and profits up or down compared to last year?