Music Retailing Around The World
...to the way music products are displayed and sold from one country to the next. The result is a different competitive landscape in each of the 31 countries surveyed in this report.
This roster of retailers operating outside of the U.S. includes 236 businesses with 22,045 employees, 1,616 locations, and aggregate annual revenues of $4.7 billion. This group accounts for approximately 48% of the industry revenues outside of the United States and includes geographically dispersed chain stores like Shimamura Music, which serves all of Japan with 153 locations, (2014 revenues: $262.0); sophisticated online operators like Thomann Music of Germany (2014 revenues: $620.0), and hundreds of single-location brick-and-mortar stores, some offering a wide product range and others specializing in violins, frets, or wind instruments.
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