Update--Vizio stunned the consumer electronics world when it became the No. 1 seller of flat-panel TVs in North America.
But it may be only a temporary victory.
During the second quarter, Costco and Sam's Club, the two primary retailers of Vizio TVs, asked the company for more TVs than normal to increase their own inventories, according to a Vizio spokesman. The store chains typically had been carrying one to two weeks of inventory. They requested that the inventory be increased to three to four weeks. (Costco, by the way, declined to comment.)
As a result, Vizio experienced a sudden … Read more