December 16, 2022

Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based market research firm, has published a complete, new report on the Retail Industry.  (Plunkett’s Retail Industry Almanac 2023,  It contains hundreds of pages of vital insights, including forecasts, market sizing, technologies analysis, trends analysis and statistical tables, as well as data on top global companies.

Key Findings:

A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms within the Retail Industry.  Gain vital insights that can help shape strategy for business development, product development and investments.

Key Features:

  • Business trends analysis
  • In-depth industry overview
  • Technology trends analysis
  • Forecasts
  • Spending, investment, and consumption discussions
  • In-depth industry statistics and metrics
  • Industry employment numbers

Additional Key Features Include:

Industry Glossary

Industry Contacts list, including Professional Societies and Industry Associations

Profiles of industry-leading companies

  • U.S. and Global Firms
  • Publicly held, Private and Subsidiaries
  • Executive Contacts
  • Revenues
  • For Public Companies: Detailed Financial Summaries

Pages: 648

Statistical Tables Provided: 13

Companies Profiled: 500

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $399.99

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 report covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Retail Industry.

Major Trends Affecting the Retail Industry

  1. Introduction to the Retail Industry
  2. The Retail Industry in the Post-COVID Era
  3. Walmart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle Amazon
  4. Department Stores Grow Online Sales/Modernize Retail Approach
  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. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  9. Retail Technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advance for Store Checkout and Restaurant Orders
  10. Robotics in Retail
  11. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  12. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods
  13. Self-Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow
  14. Retailers Look for Long-Term Growth in Emerging Markets, Including China and India
  15. Mall and Shopping Center Occupancy Fall as Online Sales Hurt Stores
  16. Entertainment-Based Retailing, including Power Towns
  17. Malls Remodel to Boost Sales and Attract Shoppers/Store Visitor Counts Are Disappointing
  18. Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up
  19. LOHAS- Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers
  20. Plus-Size and Vanity Sizing Target Overweight Consumers
  21. Demand for Home Grocery Delivery Service Such as Instacart and Amazon Fresh Soars
  22. Super Beauty Stores Combine Shopping with Personal Care Services
  23. 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, 1950-2022, U.S.
  3. Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1990-2nd Quarter 2022
  4. Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1993- August 2022
  5. U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2022
  6. Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2016-2021
  7. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2016-2021
  8. Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: Selected Years, 1960-2022 Q2
  9. Average Annual Expenditures of All Consumer Households: 2016-2021, U.S.
  10. Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2021
  11. Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2015-2021
  12. Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2015-August 2022