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Retail Industry Overview


In this land of shoppers, retail is the monarch of industries. The US retail sector comprises about 1 million locations with total annual revenue of approximately $4 trillion, according to Hoovers. Some of the largest companies offering retail jobs are Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Costco and Kroger. While large companies dominate some retail sectors (such as mass merchandisers and grocery stores), other sectors (such as convenience stores and auto dealers) are fragmented. Many specialty retailers operate just a single store.

Retail Job Market


Retail sales workers held nearly 4.5 million jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Jobs in retail sales are projected to increase by more than 739,000 from 2010 to 2020. Although there were more than 3.3 million retail cashiers in 2010, this occupation is expected to grow at a slower pace than the average over the forecast decade. More than 1.6 million people worked as first-line supervisors of retail sales workers in 2010; this occupation is also expected to grow more slowly over the decade.

With the retail industry continuously morphing to satisfy the demands of fickle customers, retail employment is more diverse than ever. While millions of retail sales workers are employed in bricks-and-mortar stores, retail career opportunities can also be found in catalog sales, Internet commerce and other digital media distribution channels. At the high end, expert IT workers are applying advanced data-mining techniques to strategic retail decisions such as store locations.

Key retail job opportunities include retail cashier, retail sales associate, retail sales representative, retail sales consultant, retail stock coordinator, retail buyer, retail merchandiser, retail sales manager, retail store manager and retail general manager.

Retail Salaries


Retail cashiers earned median wages of $18,820 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Median wages for retail sales workers were $21,010; the top 10 percent earned $38,510. Median salaries for retail sales managers were $34,900 in 2011. Purchasing managers, including retail trade merchandising managers, earned median wages of $97,130.
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Friedman Electric provides the products, experience and expertise our customers need to get the job done, quickly, easily and profitably. Serving the needs of customers for electrical, lighting, telecom and automation products, Friedman Electric has a 65 year tradition of providing personalized service that makes a difference in how we work with our customers. Our 228 managers and employees in our...
SPAR Business Services, Inc. is looking for merchandisers with experience! SPAR Business Services, Inc. has a need for Independent Contracting merchandisers to provide monthly service for Pharmacy Retailers. If you have experience in: Drug or pharmacy merchandising Heath and Beauty care Retail resets Customize/modify Plan-O-Grams Reviewing sale history to assist in product purchasing recommendatio...
Best Version Media is currently seeking Sales Executives and Publishers to build and manage exclusive territories. The ideal candidate will have strong persuasive and closing abilities, excellent communication/people skills, entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to lead a team. Primary responsibilities include building a book of business in your local area with a focus on business-to-business (B2...
Radio stations KLLL, KONE, KMMX, and KBTE need local radio account executives to manage existing accounts and to grow our client base. Wilks Broadcast is seeking professional sales people with at least one year of advertising sales or a business/marketing degree. The Wilks sales philosophy includes engaging clients on a daily basis face-to-face at their place of business with customized radio mark...
-Are you ready to use your sales skills selling something people not only need but are actually interested in hearing about? Great Plains Media has an opening for a Radio Sales Advertising Account Executive with our station group in Lawrence, Kansas. If you want to sell for a company that has a true entrepreneurial spirit and not be bogged down by corporate bureaucracy that gets in the way of your...
Best Version Media is currently seeking Sales Executives and Publishers to build and manage exclusive territories. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years outside sales experience with strong persuasive and closing abilities, excellent communication/people skills, entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to lead a team. Primary responsibilities include building a book of business in you...
Overview: As a Commission Sales Associate, you will be the most critical link in ensuring that our customers have a rewarding experience that will keep them coming back to Macy's time after time. You will become a part of a dynamic selling environment where your fashion sense and selling strength will make you an important part of our team. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to...
Premier Choice Health Group provides quality, affordable health insurance to individuals and families with special needs and requirements. All inbound calls.NO COLD CALLING EVER!!! All prospective clients are verified and qualified.you just match the clients with the health insurance product that best suits their needs.it's that easy! PERSONALITY is the key to your success.you must: possess drive,...
Best Version Media is currently seeking Sales Executives and Publishers to build and manage exclusive territories. The ideal candidate will have strong persuasive and closing abilities, excellent communication/people skills, entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to lead a team. Primary responsibilities include building a book of business in your local area with a focus on business-to-business (B2...
What Are You Worth? Beginning a sales career with American Income Life Insurance Company is your Opportunity Unlimited: YOU are in control of how much you earn and how successful you become. We are currently looking for service-minded individuals to fill several sales positions in your area. Incentives & Recognition · Conventions and sales incentive trips to exotic locations · Production awards ·...
Independent Sales Representative - Outside Sales Representative (Sales) – Sales Consultant Selling with the Trident Society is a truly meaningful and rewarding opportunity to help others, while achieving financial stability and career goals with a proven business model! The Company provides leads and a bonus potential of $12,250 within the first 6 months of ramping up! We are the Trident Society,...
SPAR Business Services, Inc. is looking for merchandisers with experience! SPAR Business Services, Inc. has a need for Independent Contracting merchandisers to provide monthly service for Pharmacy Retailers. If you have experience in: Drug or pharmacy merchandising Heath and Beauty care Retail resets Customize/modify Plan-O-Grams Reviewing sale history to assist in product purchasing recommendatio...
SPAR Business Services, Inc. is looking for merchandisers with experience! SPAR Business Services, Inc. has a need for Independent Contracting merchandisers to provide monthly service for Pharmacy Retailers. If you have experience in: Drug or pharmacy merchandising Heath and Beauty care Retail resets Customize/modify Plan-O-Grams Reviewing sale history to assist in product purchasing recommendatio...
SPAR Business Services, Inc. is looking for merchandisers with experience! SPAR Business Services, Inc. has a need for Independent Contracting merchandisers to provide monthly service for Pharmacy Retailers. If you have experience in: Drug or pharmacy merchandising Heath and Beauty care Retail resets Customize/modify Plan-O-Grams Reviewing sale history to assist in product purchasing recommendatio...
SPAR Business Services, Inc. is looking for merchandisers with experience! SPAR Business Services, Inc. has a need for Independent Contracting merchandisers to provide monthly service for Pharmacy Retailers. If you have experience in: Drug or pharmacy merchandising Heath and Beauty care Retail resets Customize/modify Plan-O-Grams Reviewing sale history to assist in product purchasing recommendatio...
SPAR Business Services, Inc. is looking for experienced store remodel merchandisers! Project Description As an Independent Contractor with SPAR Business Services, Inc. you will assist in full store resets which will include category resets, moving/setting up gondolas, unloading trucks, and cleaning debris/shelving. Capabilities Required* Many assignments will require 8-10 man-hours of work per day...
We currently have a dynamic and highly visible position available for an experienced Store Manager Trainee. This individual will cultivate a selling environment within the store by providing leadership and training to associates on product knowledge, selling skills, merchandising standards and customer service. The Store Manager Trainee is responsible for the overall financial performance of the s...
Location: Flexible location however ideally based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston or New York/New Jersey Limitless opportunities, both upward and outward. Our unwritten culture is that of a fast-paced environment that provides growth opportunities for our people. We encourage our team to do anything they set their minds to, and give them the chance to contribute their under-utilized abilitie...
1. Are you motivated to help others while making money? 2. Do other people think that you are persuasive? 3. Do you have at least 2 years of successful outside sales or entrepreneurial experience? 4. Would you feel comfortable working with an Award Winning Sales and Marketing Team? Trust me, not everyone does. If so, read on. If not, thank you for your time. We believe that the best small and medi...
Best Version Media is one of the fastest growing media companies in North America with growth last year of 280%. We have Account Executive openings located throughout the United States with exclusive, protected territories currently being assigned in your area. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and relational skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong, persuasive closing abil...
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Rate of Growth
12.60 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
8,268,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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