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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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Constantly growing in response to the needs of our customers in all sectors and verticals, SHI has transformed itself from a $1 million "software-only" regional reseller into a $5 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services. From software and hardware procurement to deployment planning, configuration, data center optimization, IT asset management and cloud computing, S...
Technical Sales Representative - Chemicals Job Description: As the newest addition to our team, you will be tasked with promoting business growth and maintaining existing account relationships by exploring new markets and accounts utilizing value based selling skills & technical expertise. Responsibilities: Maintain existing chemical business for customers in specific geographic areas - Central Va...
Site Acquisition Sales Job Description: We are seeking a highly motivated sales & business development professional to server as our newest Site Acquisition Sales person. As our newest Sales Executive, you will meet with Site Owners to review wireless lease agreements to determine if one of our products could be of benefit to the Site Owner. Responsibilities: Make effective presentations to high-n...
Req# 151859BR Position Title Account Executive - Wireless Position Summary Discovers new business opportunities by prospecting and cold calling new logo business accounts. Sells, services, and grows new base of accounts based on geographic/vertical characteristics. Retains and grows a base of assigned accounts. Executes against sales strategy. Uses account planning process to develop strategies to...
Req# 151915BR Position Title Business Account Executive Position Summary Responsible for the acquisition of new logo wireless Corporate Liable (CL) opportunities for business customers with between 75 - 2,500 employees with 25+ units in accordance with quota requirements. Manages a small base of up to 10 accounts. Discovers new business opportunities by prospecting and cold calling new logo busine...
Req# 151865BR Position Title Account Executive - Wireless Position Summary Discovers new business opportunities by prospecting and cold calling new logo business accounts. Sells, services, and grows new base of accounts based on geographic/vertical characteristics. Retains and grows a base of assigned accounts. Executes against sales strategy. Uses account planning process to develop strategies to...
Req# 151920BR Position Title Business Account Executive - Wireless Position Summary Discovers new business opportunities by prospecting and cold calling new logo business accounts. Sells, services, and grows new base of accounts based on geographic/vertical characteristics. Retains and grows a base of assigned accounts. Executes against sales strategy. Uses account planning process to develop stra...
Req# 151806BR Position Title Account Executive - Wireless Position Summary Discovers new business opportunities by prospecting and cold calling new logo business accounts. Sells, services, and grows new base of accounts based on geographic/vertical characteristics. Retains and grows a base of assigned accounts. Executes against sales strategy. Uses account planning process to develop strategies to...
Req# 151984BR Position Title Account Executive Position Summary Responsible for the acquisition of new logo wireless Corporate Liable (CL) opportunities for business customers with between 75 - 2,500 employees with 25+ units in accordance with quota requirements. Manages a small base of up to 10 accounts. Discovers new business opportunities by prospecting and cold calling new logo business accoun...
Req# 151876BR Position Title Business Account Executive Position Summary Responsible for the acquisition of new logo wireless Corporate Liable (CL) opportunities for business customers with between 75 - 2,500 employees with 25+ units in accordance with quota requirements. Manages a small base of up to 10 accounts. Discovers new business opportunities by prospecting and cold calling new logo busine...
Req# 151769BR Position Title Account Executive - Wireless Position Summary Discovers new business opportunities by prospecting and cold calling new logo business accounts. Sells, services, and grows new base of accounts based on geographic/vertical characteristics. Retains and grows a base of assigned accounts. Executes against sales strategy. Uses account planning process to develop strategies to...
Req# 151883BR Position Title Account Executive - Wireless Position Summary Discovers new business opportunities by prospecting and cold calling new logo business accounts. Sells, services, and grows new base of accounts based on geographic/vertical characteristics. Retains and grows a base of assigned accounts. Executes against sales strategy. Uses account planning process to develop strategies to...
Req# 151961BR Position Title Business Account Manager Position Summary Responsible for relationship management working with 4-5 large accounts, Fortune 1000, Strategic Accounts greater than $1.0m annual revenue and employee size > 2,500 in assigned geography focused on large markets. Handles acquisition and growth of new business customers, most are wireless focused; and have wireline responsibili...
Req# 151801BR Position Title Account Executive Position Summary Responsible for the acquisition of new logo wireless Corporate Liable (CL) opportunities for business customers with between 75 - 2,500 employees with 25+ units in accordance with quota requirements. Manages a small base of up to 10 accounts. Discovers new business opportunities by prospecting and cold calling new logo business accoun...
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Retail Sales

Rate of Growth
12.60 %
Size of Industry in 2006:
8,268,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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