The Top 101 CE Retailers
The companies listed in Dealerscope’s annual Top 101 rankings (PDF link) of the largest CE retailers in the U.S. and Canada rang up $204.76 billion in 2008, a 3.9 percent increase over 2007’s $197.03 billion. It wasn't much, but it was still an increase. Many companies will be happy if this year’s losses total the low double digits.
Despite the increase, last year was far from pretty, with major players—The Sharper Image, PC Club, Tweeter, Circuit City, CompUSA, Harvey—leaving the game or undergoing major restructuring. In all, 26 retailers showed decreases in CE sales.
There were no major or unexpected position changes in this year’s list, but there were some bright spots.