Top 50 Survey Method
With its 2000 Top 50 CE Retailers listing, Dealerscope, for the first time, is reporting sales on a calendar-year basis. The deviation among companies' fiscal year time periods was just too wide to support direct comparisons of retail sales volumes for ranking the Top 50.
Also, for the first time, Dealerscope is classifying retailers by two factors: merchandise mix and channel sales.
The removal of traditional lines of retail demarcation makes for some strange classifications, we admit.