Complete Guide to the Retailing & Chain Stores Industry From Plunkett Research 2017

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Retailing & Chain Stores Industry Almanac, 2017 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Retail, with nearly 15.9 million employees in America alone (more than one out of 10 workers), is one of the largest industries in the world.  Retail sales in the U.S. totaled an estimated $5.485 trillion during 2016, according to Plunkett Research, up about 3% for the year, and up dramatically from only $4.0 trillion during 2009. 

Competition among retailers has never been tougher.  A retailer without a significant competitive advantage doesn’t stand a chance.  Both retailers and their customers are much more conservative than they were during the long-term economic boom that ended in late 2007.  Retailers of all types have been seeking creative ways to cut operating expenses.  Methods range from reducing the size of stores to lowering the employee count to reducing inventory exposure.

 Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in the Retailing Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-424-3 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-749-7 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription


Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence

  • Market forecasts and industry statistics

  • Industry associations list

  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 652             

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 492

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 

  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 

  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?

  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?

  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?

  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the retailing business including:

  1. Introduction to the Retail Industry

  2. Department Stores Reposition for Today’s Consumer While Outlet Stores Proliferate

  3. Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share

  4. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales

  5. Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales

  6. For the Long-Term in the U.S., Consumers Increase Savings/Less Inclined to Use Debt

  7. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges

  8. Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon

  9. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution

  10. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods

  11. Self-Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online

  12. Retail Center Occupancy Is High, with Sales Rising in Upscale Malls

  13. Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up

  14. LOHAS- Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketer

  15. Plus Sizes Market Evolves to Serve Overweight Consumers

  16. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth

Retail Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Retail Industry Overview

  2. Annual Consumer Price Index, 1930-2016

  3. Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1989-3rd Quarter 2016

  4. Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992-2016

  5. U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2016

  6. Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2010-2015

  7. Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: January-August 2016

  8. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through August 2016

  9. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2010-2015

  10. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2007-2nd Quarter 2016

  11. Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita

  12. Average Annual U.S. Household Expenditures: 2010-2015

  13. Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2015

  14. Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2008-2015

  15. Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2009-September 2016

 Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Cabela's Inc

  • 7-Eleven Inc

  • 99 Cents Only Stores LLC

  • A C Moore Arts & Crafts Inc

  • Aarons Inc

  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co

  • Advance Auto Parts Inc

  • Ahold USA Inc

  • Albertsons LLC

  • SkyMall Inc