The end result: Urban Outfitters is like Avis, and has to try harder.
A Billboard analysis shows that Amazon is the largest seller of vinyl in the U.S., with about 12.3% market share, followed by Urban Outfitters with 8.1% market share. Rounding out the top five retail accounts selling vinyl, the next-largest is Hastings Entertainment with 2.8% of the market; Hot Topic with 2.4%; and Trans World Entertainment with 2.2%. Accounts like Audiophile, Acoustic Sounds and Newbury Comics each have market shares between 1.5% and 2%.
One of the absolute best things about my friendship with Jennie is our conversations. She always challenges me to think deeper, wider — and I always walk away with something new. It comes naturally because we both want to understand ourselves — and those who are in our lives, more deeply.
Tonight while driving home from Malibu, we were talking about unconditional love, and how we both look forward to it. But I had this sudden realization that unconditional love will take a lot of obstacles. It won’t be smooth sailing, and it will take a fight. It will come with disappointment, and possibly heartbreak. It won’t be perfect. Timing may be off, or distance — but unconditional love can only surface once you push past the obstacles. Once you’ve faced enough to surge past the difficult part and grab hold of the good stuff. When you’ve fought tooth and nail for something, you can love it despite the obstacles. You can love it deeply and for what it really is. It offered both of us so much comfort to realize this.
Gosh, I am going to miss having her six blocks away — but thankful I have a friendship that comes so easily. And unconditionally.