A report has found that US consumer electronics retailers made $106.9 billion in aggregate sales during 2003 – lead by high-definition television sales and MP3 players like Apple's iPod.
Apple moved up from 34th place to 24th in the consumer electronics retailers ranking, thanks to its expanding retail presence, and the success of the iPod.
"But the real surprise when you go down the list is the retailers with national or quasi-national stature that really specialize in one category, yet they make the list. I think Apple Computer Retail Stores jumped to number 23 for one reason – the iPod," states the report.
Other consumer electronic products encouraging sales were game-playing mobile phones, recordable DVD players, tiVo, and high-end audio systems.