Top Indie Stores Hang Tough

December 2002
Billboard;12/7/2002, Vol. 114 Issue 49, p3
Trade Publication
Discusses issues related to the closure of many independent stores in the U.S. music market as of December 2002. Factors affecting music retail trade; Expectation on independent merchants who will go out of business after the holidays; Advantages of the independent stores over the chain and big-box competitors; Move of music manufacturers to help independent stores survive the ascendency of the loss-leadering mass merchants.


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