Dealerscope Top 101 CE Retailers 2016
The merchants listed in Dealerscope’s registry of the Top 101 CE retailers in the United States and Canada sold $228.09 billion in consumer electronics in 2015, an increase of only .61 percent over the $226.71 billion earned the previous year.
E-tailers seem to be commanding an ever-increasing portion of the marketplace. Number two-ranked Amazon.com, for example, saw North American CE sales increase by 18.5 percent, from $25.4 billion to $30.1 billion. But online shopping seems to be eating away at the totals of established brick-and-mortar retailers.
The once-unshakable Walmart has announced plans to close 269 stores worldwide, 154 in the United States. Four Sam’s Clubs are also on the chopping block. Sears Holding is closing several Kmart stores. And Sears Canada, which has seen its sales plummet by nearly half in the last 10 years and whose stocks dropped to an all-time low in February, is mulling which outlets to shutter. Regional retailers are not immune to the online onslaught. Paul’s TV, which had once operated 49 standalone and stores-within-stores, went out of business in the fall.