Warren

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

Challenges and opportunities for mobile electronics retailers, and the aftermarket manufacturers who supply them, have never been greater. In less than 30 years, the automobile has morphed from a way of getting from here to there into a communications and entertainment hub that mirrors the driver’s home in almost every respect except square footage. And the aftermarket products that have made it so are all subject to the same market influences as their home-bound counterparts, plus one: Each innovation that shows up in the car is bound to be copied and eventually eclipsed, sooner or later, by OEM offerings. Dealerscope polled suppliers for their

U.S. Listing for the consumer Electronics and Major Appliance trade In this section, Dealerscope profiles the top 10 retail demographic market areas, reporting on 1999 retail entrances and exits, regional economic highlights and outlooks for 2000. 1. New York City Entrances & Exits: When Circuit City opened its first store in New York City in 1998, it proved to other national chains that the big rent of the big city is quickly compensated by the big spenders in the big city. Consequently, the Big Apple in the last year saw even more megastore openings. Office Depot opened its first Manhattan store—a 21,000-sq.-ft .store

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