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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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EMBRACE MARKETING INNOVATION is looking to build its organization around high-energy, hardworking individuals with excellent COMMUNICATION skills. We are a new, innovative, up-and-coming marketing firm that is quickly expanding in the Binghamton area. We respect the high level of people skills and hard work it requires to succeed in the service industry and we are looking for that experience to ai...
EMBRACE MARKETING INNOVATION is looking to build its organization around high-energy, hardworking individuals with excellent COMMUNICATION skills. We are a new, innovative, up-and-coming marketing firm that is quickly expanding in the Binghamton area. We respect the high level of people skills and hard work it requires to succeed in the service industry and we are looking for that experience to ai...
EMBRACE MARKETING INNOVATION is looking to build its organization around high-energy, hardworking individuals with excellent COMMUNICATION skills. We are a new, innovative, up-and-coming marketing firm that is quickly expanding in the Binghamton area. We respect the high level of people skills and hard work it requires to succeed in the service industry and we are looking for that experience to ai...
Great Northern Cabinetry is seeking established manufacturers representatives to recruit and service cabinet dealers in select territories throughout the US. Great Northern has a growing presence within most markets throughout the US. Take this opportunity to represent a manufacturer that has been in the business of making fine quality cabinetry since 1972. Great Northern Cabinetry’s three distinc...
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Job Purpose: Serves customers by selling pharmaceutical products; meeting customer needs. Duties: * Services existing accounts, obtains orders, and establishes new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on existing or potential sales outlets and other trade factors. * Adjusts content of sales presentations by studying the type of sales outlet or trade factor. * Focuses sal...
Great Northern Cabinetry is seeking established mdealer network manager to recruit and service cabinet dealers in select territories throughout the US. Great Northern has a growing presence within most markets throughout the US. Take this opportunity to represent a manufacturer that has been in the business of making fine quality cabinetry since 1972. Great Northern Cabinetry’s three distinct prod...
We are a start-up firm specializing in small business loan sourcing, and we are looking for a head of sales to help build-out, educate, and manage a growing sales team! We are offering equity in the business as well as a competitive salary + commission, and we are hopeful that this person is able to build and grow the business in a meaningful way for a long time. Our business: - We specialize on p...
A Gift Shop Clerk with Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts is responsible for assisting guests and selling merchandise in a timely, friendly and efficient manner in the hotelÆs continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability. What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand? What began with the worldÆs most iconic hotel is now the worldÆs most iconic p...
About Aon Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 65,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and techni...
4005: Special Events Consultant THE SPECIAL EVENTS THE SPECIAL EVENTS CONSULTANT IS: Our Special Events Sales Consultants are responsible for selling … well, fun! Our ideal team member will serve as the 'face' of Dave & Buster's and work with our guests to design the perfect combination of food, drinks, games & teambuilding for corporate and social events. To hit the ground running you'll need net...
NEW LIGHT MARKETING INC is an innovative company that is transforming the marketing & advertising industry. Working side-by-side with some of the most popular retailers has given us the success, growth and ability to open up markets all over the nation. Our Milwaukee market is expanding at a more rapid pace than we expected, therefore, we are filling positions for an Entry-Level Marketing and Sale...
Micro Center is one of the nation?s leading computer and electronics retailers, offering over 35,000 products in large, well-furnished regional stores. We provide the industry's most compelling and customer-oriented shopping environment, with twelve dedicated product and service departments and the most knowledgeable staff in the business. An industry pioneer when we started in 1979 in Columbus, O...
We are looking for attitudes and aptitudes. If you are great at what you do, and want to work in a competetive environment with the buying public, we are the right place. Our sales professionals have great income potential, with our top producers in the 100K+ range. We have a team oriented, success based work culture. You can join our team if you have a great work ethic, the drive to be the best,...
Exceptional Sales Engineer to Join our Team! Resodyn Acoustic Mixers, Inc., has an opportunity for a talented, high-energy Sales Engineer to support extraordinary growth in the sales of their ResonantAcoustic Mixer product line. The product is a world-class, specialized industrial mixer that dramatically reduces mixing time and reduces clean-up and set-up costs associated with mixing. The position...
A well known, well respected, Property and Casualty Insurance company is looking to add an impact player to its company. This is an excellent opportunity for an existing Commercial Account Manager who is looking to take his/her career to the next level. The duties of the Commercial Account Manager position include: - Account management of insurance business for high profile clients - Servicing acc...
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Retail Sales Associate Bilingual Our Retail Sales Associates are in the best position to deliver T-Mobile's "staying connected" Retail promise to our customers. In this role, you'll hone professional sales techniques and learn all about the technology T-Mobile offers as you build the service relationships that are the foundation of our company's (and your team's) success. As a Retail Sales Associa...
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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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