Complete Guide to the Retailing & Chain Stores Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Retailing & Chain Stores Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Retail, with nearly 15.8 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 $6.05 trillion during 2018, according to Plunkett Research, up about 5% 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. Superstores are battling each other on every major corner, while internet marketers are consistently taking market share away from stores.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the Retailing Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-514-1 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-838-8 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription


Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 650

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 490

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. Introduction to the Retail Industry
  2. Wal-Mart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle
  3. Department Stores Suffer, While Today’s Consumers Demand Discounts and Convenience
  4. Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share
  5. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  6. Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales
  7. Apple Sets the Bar for Showcase Stores and Super-Merchandisers
  8. Consumers Slowly Increase Borrowing
  9. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  10. Retail Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Advance for Store Checkout and Restaurant Orders
  11. Robotics in Retail
  12. Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  13. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  14. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods
  15. Self-Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online
  16. Retailers Look for Long-Term Growth in Emerging Markets, Including China and India
  17. Retail Center Occupancy Is Challenged as Online Sales Hurt Stores
  18. Entertainment-Based Retailing, including Power Towns
  19. Malls Remodel to Boost Sales and Attract Shoppers/Store Visitor Counts Are Disappointing
  20. Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up
  21. LOHAS- Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers
  22. Plus-Size and Vanity Sizing Target Overweight Consumers
  23. Discount Clothing Retailers See Promise in Designer Lines
  24. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth
  25. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon
    Competes in Groceries
  26. How to Interpret Reports of Retail Sales


Retail Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Retail Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Annual Consumer Price Index, 1940-2018, U.S.
  3. Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1989-3rd Quarter 2018
  4. Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992- September 2018
  5. U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2018
  6. Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2012-2017
  7. Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: January- September 2018
  8. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through September 2018
  9. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2012-2017
  10. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2009-3rd Quarter 2018
  11. Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: Selected Years, 1960-2017
  12. Average Annual Expenditures of All Consumer Households: 2012-2017, U.S.
  13. Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2017
  14. Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2011-2017
  15. Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2010-September 2018

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