The Top 25 Mobile Electronics Retailers

By Staff On May 17 2004 - 6:00am

The Top 25 Mobile Electronics Retailers
RANK 2003RANK 2002Store Type (a)Store Name2003EST. 2002% Change 2003/20022003EST. 2002
Estimated CE Sales (b) in $ millionsNumber of Stores (c)
11EA/NBest Buy Richfield, Minn.$490$4587.0%608548
22EO/LCircuit City Seattle, Wash.350378-7.4604626
33MMWal-Mart Bentonville, Ark.24018529.71,471*1,258*
44MS/ME/AOAudio Express Scottsdale, Ariz.1201172.64646
55MS/ME/AOCar Toys Seattle, Wash.1109911.15957
66EO/LTweeter Home Entertainment Canton, Mass.9196-5.2161158
77CD/MOCrutchfield Charlottesville, Va.84822.422
89EO/LUltimate Electronics Thornton, Colo.64631.16558
98EO/LGood Guys Alamida, Calif.5768-15.17271
1011EA/NFry's Electronics San Jose, Calif.48455.62522
1110MMSears Hoffman Estates, Ill.4763-25.41,6631,632
1212MMTarget Minneapolis, Minn.38372.71,2251,147
1313MS/ME/AOMickey Shorr Pontiac, Mich.36339.11016
1415WCCostco Wholesale Issaquah, Wash.31296.9317304
1516EA/RABC Appliance Pontiac, Mich.25238.74738
1614MMKmart Troy, Mich.2431-22.61,5111,827
1718HFAmerican TV & Appliance Madison, Wis.22222.51110
1819MS/ME/AOAl & Ed's Autosound Van Nuys, Calif.21210.03030
1920EA/NRex Stores Dayton, Ohio1919-0.3248255
2021EA/RH.H. Gregg Indianapolis, Ind.17171.35447
2122EA/MJ&R Computer World New York, N.Y.1416-8.011
2223CD/TVQVC West Chester, Pa.1214-12.711
2324MS/ME/AOCustom Sounds Austin, Texas1112-5.21616
2417MS/ME/AOMobile-One Auto Sound Metairie, La.1122-50.0510
25NRHFNebraska Furniture Mart Omaha, Neb.9722.021
Total Top 251,9921,9561.8%8,2548,181
NR = Not ranked last year. NA = Not applicable.
(a) Most store type codes were developed jointly by TWICE and the Consumer Electronics Association.
(b) All sales information, except for that supplied by publicly held companies that break out line-of-business sales for consumer electronics, is based on TWICE estimates.
(c) Represents only stores carrying consumer electronics.
* Mobile Electronics are predominantly sold at Wal-Mart Supercenters (discount + grocery) vs. the smaller Wal-Mart (discount, non-grocery) stores. Sam's Club is a separate entity and excluded. In 2003, the split was 1,471 Supercenters to 1,478 Wal-Mart stores. In 2002, the split was 1,258 Supercenters to 1,568 Wal-Mart stores.
CD/MO = Consumer direct/Mail order
CD/TV = Consumer direct/TV shopping
EA/M = Electronics/Appliance stores/One-market
EA/N = Electronics/Appliance stores/Multi-regional
EA/R = Electronics/Appliance stores/Regional
EO/L = Electronics-only stores/Chains with five or more stores
HF = Home furnishings stores
MM = Mass merchants
MS/ME/AO = Miscellaneous/Mobile electronics store/Auto only
WC = Warehouse clubs
Source: TWICE Market Research
© TWICE 2004

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