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.
Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in the Retailing Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.
Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-424-3 (Available Now)
E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-749-7 (Available Now)
Key Features Include:
Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
Market forecasts and industry statistics
Industry associations list
Profiles of leading companies
Statistical Tables Provided: 15
Companies Profiled: 492
Geographic Focus: Global
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:
Introduction to the Retail Industry
Department Stores Reposition for Today’s Consumer While Outlet Stores Proliferate
Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share
Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales
For the Long-Term in the U.S., Consumers Increase Savings/Less Inclined to Use Debt
Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods
Self-Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online
Retail Center Occupancy Is High, with Sales Rising in Upscale Malls
Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up
LOHAS- Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketer
Plus Sizes Market Evolves to Serve Overweight Consumers
Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth
Retail Industry Statistics
U.S. Retail Industry Overview
Annual Consumer Price Index, 1930-2016
Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1989-3rd Quarter 2016
Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992-2016
U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2016
Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2010-2015
Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: January-August 2016
Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through August 2016
Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2010-2015
Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2007-2nd Quarter 2016
Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita
Average Annual U.S. Household Expenditures: 2010-2015
Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2015
Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2008-2015
Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2009-September 2016
Companies Mentioned Include:
99 Cents Only Stores LLC
A C Moore Arts & Crafts Inc
Abercrombie & Fitch Co
Advance Auto Parts Inc
Ahold USA Inc