Introduction to the Retail Industry, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

¹ Video Tip For our brief video introduction to the Retail industry, see www.plunkettresearch.com/video/retail.   Retail, with nearly 15.0 million employees in America alone at the beginning of 2020 (about one out of 10 people in the workforce), is one of the largest industries in the world.  Retail sales in the U.S. totaled an estimated $6.21 trillion (on a broad basis) during 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, up about 3% for the year, and up dramatically from only $4.0 trillion during 2009.  (Sales at stores selling general merchandise, apparel, furniture and specialty items, referred to as “GAFO,” totaled…

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