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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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Early stage and cash rich company is looking for a sales rep to sell their cutting edge surgically implanted cardiac device. This is an exciting new technology with a ripe market for development! Geography is Philadelphia area. Reps must have at least 3 years of cardiac surgery experience with strong cardiac surgeon relationships. Would also consider top performing interventional cardiology or pac...
EXPANDING FIRM FILLING ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS - WILL TRAIN Hardball, Inc. *FULL TRAINING IS PROVIDED* READY TO START YOUR CAREER? Hardball, Inc. is an innovative company that is transforming the Marketing & Advertising industry in San Francisco. Hardball, Inc. was founded by dedicated people looking to push the envelope by using cost-effective Marketing Campaigns and Advertising Strategies. Our suc...
Entry Level Marketing Representative We are looking for individuals that have experience in customer service, sales, hospitality, retail or leadership. Hardball, Inc. is aggressive marketing and sales looking for outgoing individuals to fill entry level sales & marketing positions. We Train! No Experience Necessary! Hardball, Inc. strives to create unlimited opportunities for individuals to achiev...
Position Summary: Collaborates closely with commercial traders to coordinate, evaluate and present market opportunities on consistent and timely basis. Aligns market opportunities with refining system requirements/abilities in 120-day plan. Coordinates operations with scheduling to communicate supply requirements/product supply ability and optimization opportunities on refineries’ behalf. Key Resp...
Position Summary: Prepares economic evaluations and responds to customer bid solicitations within parameters issued by Heavy Oils Trading. Utilizes current technology and procedures to provide customer support. Responds to incoming inquiries and requests. Develops innovative methods and processes as necessary to meet customers’ needs. Establishes and sustains working relationships with customers a...
DESCRIPTION: External Summary of Primary Responsibilities: - Function independently with a high degree of sales proficiency. - Develop superior product and disease state knowledge and effectively educate and engage healthcare professionals in dialogue about clinical evidence, approved indications, and product efficacy/safety profiles to support on-label prescribing for appropriate patients. - Driv...
Seeking an experienced, performance driven corporate recruiter with proven track record for soliciting and hiring targeted top level sales professionals. The selected candidate will play a major role in new market expansion for First Team Real Estate, the top Independent Real Estate firm in California. Required Traits: · Self motivated · Self starter · Make it happen attitude · Self disciplined ·...
The Nor Cal Regional Direct Sales Rep role is being created to improve customer coverage/service/results in a specified market/region. The focus will be on but not limited to in- store execution of promotions, distribution and pricing of products, shelf placement and most importantly SELLING. The position is charged with achieving quarterly sales budgets, planning and executing of promotions and l...
Advertising & Marketing Coordinator - Management Training Program A1 Management is looking for Competitive, Career-Minded Individuals to fill Marketing Coordinator positions in our Marketing and Advertising firm. The right candidate will love the thrill of a challenge and be excited to dive into new things. There is a huge demand for our cost-effective services due to the present economic state. W...
DESCRIPTION: External Summary of Primary Responsibilities: - Function independently with a high degree of sales proficiency. - Develop superior product and disease state knowledge and effectively educate and engage healthcare professionals in dialogue about clinical evidence, approved indications, and product efficacy/safety profiles to support on-label prescribing for appropriate patients. - Driv...
Our client in Los Angeles, California (CA) needs a Web Producer / Traffic Coordinator with Digital emphasis. This person will have tactical day to day tasks and small project management skills. This role does not involve project management in the usual sense with large projects and single delivery. Duties: Schedule / coordinate tasks Lead daily stand up meetings Qualifications (required unless not...
Small manufacturing plant in Atlanta is seeking to hire an Inside Sales/Office Manager. This person will handle inbound and outbound calls and order fulfillment to include inquiries, detailed quotations, customer support. Must be proficient with computers and CRM systems. Must have strong people skills, team leader, detailed oriented, multi-task and customer friendly....
Advertising & Marketing Coordinator - Management Training Program A1 Management is looking for Competitive, Career-Minded Individuals to fill Marketing Coordinator positions in our Marketing and Advertising firm. The right candidate will love the thrill of a challenge and be excited to dive into new things. There is a huge demand for our cost-effective services due to the present economic state. W...
Advertising & Marketing Coordinator - Management Training Program A1 Management is looking for Competitive, Career-Minded Individuals to fill Marketing Coordinator positions in our Marketing and Advertising firm. The right candidate will love the thrill of a challenge and be excited to dive into new things. There is a huge demand for our cost-effective services due to the present economic state. W...
Advertising & Marketing Coordinator - Management Training Program A1 Management is looking for Competitive, Career-Minded Individuals to fill Marketing Coordinator positions in our Marketing and Advertising firm. The right candidate will love the thrill of a challenge and be excited to dive into new things. There is a huge demand for our cost-effective services due to the present economic state. W...
Are you merchant services closer? Do you have a team? We want to talk to you. What kind of resources do you need to grow your team, we have them. Eschelon Financial Group, LLC is an established nationwide merchant services company that is actively expanding. We are looking for experienced corporate sales managers with a sales team that has a track record of proven success! Top Candidates Will: Be...
The credit card processing industry is in the midst of a monumental shift in the way credit cards are used, affecting every one of the 11,000,000 businesses nationwide. Over the next 18 months, each of those businesses big and small will have to upgrade their current equipment to Smart Card – EMV ready processing equipment. Do you have the drive and tenacity to determine your income in a highly co...
Major international electronics computer company is seeking a full time hi tech sales rep, for Atlanta Ga office, This is a salary bonus benefits position starting salary pay is 45k to 58k plus benefits bonus commission REQUIREMENTS CANDIDATE MUST BE A US CITIZEN REQUIRED CANDIDATE MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL IN US AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RE SALES PROSPECTS MEETING CUSTOMERS CANDIDATE MUST HAVE A C...
Are you merchant services closer? Do you have a team? We want to talk to you. What kind of resources do you need to grow your team, we have them. Eschelon Financial Group, LLC is an established nationwide merchant services company that is actively expanding. We are looking for experienced corporate sales managers with a sales team that has a track record of proven success! Top Candidates Will: Be...
Nationwide Guard Services has open Sales Positions available. The right candidates to join our team will: • Inspire others with enthusiasm and positive energy. • Consistently identify new sources of business. • Develop sales strategies, techniques and tactics based on customer feedback and market environment. • Exhibit creativity, consistently generate new and original ideas. • Define own role, ta...
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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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