BrandSource’s Bekins places in CE Pro’s Retail Top 10
By Alan Wolf, YSN
ProSource’s self-description as the country’s largest custom integration group was further validated this month with the release of CE Pro magazine’s venerable Top 100 rankings.
The BrandSource tech affiliate dominated the 24th annual listing, which ranks the nation’s leading custom integrators by installation sales volume. Fully 57 ProSource members and associate members charted this year, led by Chicagoland’s Abt Electronics (No. 4) with an estimated $98 million in billings; Greater Philadelphia’s World Wide Stereo (No. 6) with a reported $52.6 million in installation revenue; and Omaha-based Nebraska Furniture Mart (No. 7), which pulled in some $28.7 million in installed CE systems in 2022.
Also making the grade was BrandSource’s own Bekins, the Cooperville, Mich.-based appliance and electronics dealer, which maintains membership in both buying groups. Bekins placed 14th on the Top 100 with a reported $14.8 million in installation volume, an increase of 10% year over year, and ranked fifth on CE Pro’s Top 10 list of custom retailers and e-tailers.
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The total take last year for all Top 100 companies was $7.7 billion, up 3.6% from 2021, which worked out to $291,903 in median revenue per employee, the magazine reported.
The complete CEPro Top 100 report can be accessed here.
ProSource is a cooperative, member-governed, not-for-profit buying and marketing group with more than 575 custom integrators and specialty retailers generating over $6 billion in annual sales. For more information, visit ProSourceInfo.com.
YSN publisher AVB BrandSource is the nation’s largest merchandising and marketing co-op for independent appliance, mattress, furniture and CE dealers.