Complete Guide to the Retailing & Chain Stores Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Retailing & Chain Stores Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Retail, with nearly 15.7 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 $5.733 trillion during 2017, according to Plunkett Research, up about 3.8% 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 978-1-62831-459-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-799-2 (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: 658             

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 500

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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. Wal-Mart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle Amazon       
  2. Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share         
  3. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales      
  4. Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales    
  5. Apple Sets the Bar for Showcase Stores and Super-Merchandisers             
  6. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges     
  7. Retail Technologies Advance for Store Checkout and Restaurant Orders/Apps and Location-Based Ads Drive Sales     
  8. Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon                      
  9. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods 
  10. Self-Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online          
  11. Retailers Look for Long-Term Growth in Emerging Markets, Including China and India      
  12. Retail Center Occupancy Is Challenged as Online Sales Hurt Stores             
  13. LOHAS- Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers
  14. Discount Clothing Retailers See Promise in Designer Lines
  15. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth
  16. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon Competes in Groceries

Retail Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Retail Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview      
  2. Annual Consumer Price Index, 1935-2017, U.S.        
  3. Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1989-2nd Quarter 2017
  4. Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992- August 2017         
  5. U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2017  
  6. Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2011-2016
  7. Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: January-August 2017           
  8. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through August 2017
  9. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2011-2016
  10. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2008-2nd Quarter 2017
  11. Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: Selected Years, 1960-2016
  12. Average Annual Expenditures of All Consumer Households: 2011-2016, U.S.
  13. Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2015
  14. Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2010-2016
  15. Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2010-September 2017

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