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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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Saint Louis, 63101
Beer Distributor seeks Sales Rep for Metro East St. Louis area. Must be self-motivated, well organized, possess excellent time management skills and a passion for great beer. Salary & Benefits. Email resume with Subject line Metro East Beer artisanalbeverages@gm ail.com (1889307)...
Saint Louis, 63101
Fine Wine / Premium Beer Distributor seeks experienced Wine Sales Rep for Metro East St. Louis area. Must be self-motivated, well- organized, possess excellent time management skills. Required travel to cultivate new accounts and support existing ones. Restaurant/retail experience a plus but not required. Salary plus benefits — Please reference 'Metro East Wine' in subject line to sales@marketplac...
HC008475: International Exhibitions Houston, TX See below to apply We are a publishing company in Houston, Texas looking for an experienced Concrete5 Developer to join our web team in a fast paced and growing organization. Primary responsibilities include, but not limited to: - Module and Plugin Maintenance and Development - Keeping C5 core up to date - Updating site content - Developing new areas...
HC010715: Anco Insurance Houston & Bryan TX See Below To Apply Commercial Insurance Acct Mgr •Service large insurance accts •Applied operating system •8-5 M-F, exc pay, benefits, vac and 401k Job Location: Greater Houston Area To ApplySend Resume Via Fax: 979-774-6207 Via Email: ***** Via Mail: Anco Ins, 1111 Briarcrest, Bryan, TX 77802 Attn Ron...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
HC010899: Baker Hughes, Inc. Houston, TX See Below to Apply Baker Hughes, Inc. has an opening for a Geoscientist III(Requisition Number: 1409184) to work in Houston, Texas. Processing microseismic data acquired in passive monitoring for oil & gas well development operations. Interpretation of microseismic data in support of hydraulic fracturing and stimulation, tracking fluid movement, and fault/s...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77046
HC011115: Enaxis Consulting LP Houston, TX See Below to Apply Operations Research Analyst: define, analyze and scope management and operational issues. A Master's degree in any concentration of Engineering or MBA required. M-F, 40 hrs/wk. Send resume to Enaxis Consulting LP 9 Greenway Plaza #3005 Houston TX 77046 Attn. J. Dupree...
HC011471: Sweetwater Pools Houston TX See Below To Apply TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT SUMMER! We Are Hiring! •Lifeguards •Assistant Managers •Managers •LGI'S •WSI'S "Keep Calm And Lifeguard On" www.swlifeguards.com To Apply Email ***** 10408 Rockley Rd. Houston, TX 77099...
HC MEDIA GROUP YOUR DREAM JOB AWAITS! OUTSIDE SALES TERRITORY MANAGEMENT Various city wide territories available! - 2+ years exp prospecting and territory management - Sell print & online advertising on chron.com and other digital products such as SEM, email and affiliated online networks - Base Salary + Commission/Bonus www.chron.com/204981-095 Our employees receive a competitive base salary, com...
Southborough, 01772
Farrell Volvo SERVICE TECHNICIAN AandB Technicians SERVICE ADVISOR Experience preferred SALES CONSULTANT Experience preferred ***** 508-571-2400...
North Oxford, 01537
Sales of Compact Equipment We are looking for a product representative that understands the sales process, has the ability to open doors and win people over for long term relationships. Other plusses would be the ability to work unsupervised and treat the territory as your own business. We need someone who would operate on the customer’s time table… day, night or weekend. Mechanical aptitude with...
Rotmans is looking to hire new sales team members who care about their customers, the quality products they represent, and are dedicated to their profession. We are seeking self-motivated individuals who are customer service oriented and sales focused; to assist our customers to create their perfect living spaces. If you’re a passionate and professional people-person, we want to talk with you! Imp...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
HC011965: Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA), Inc., Houston, TX See below to apply Import VIP Manager, Reefer Services needed for Houston, TX branch of int'l. container carrier Co. Reqs: Bachelors in Business Administration, Maritime & Transport Economics, or rel + 2 yrs exp in job off or as a Business Operations Analyst, Export Documentation Analyst, Shipping Operations Analyst or rel. Rel exp...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77002
HC011967: Alternative Medicine and Pharmacy, Inc. Houston, TX See Below to Apply Retail/Compounding Pharmacy Manager needed in Houston, TX. Compound and dispense medications, review prescriptions, advise customers and manage pharmacy. BS in pharmacy + 5 years of experience in job offered or as a pharmacist or intern pharmacist or MS in pharmacy + 3 years of experience in the job offered or as a ph...
Company Confidential Katy, TX, 77493
HC012213: N.R. Hockley, Inc. Katy, TX See Below to Apply Store Manager: Oversee convenience store operation. Handle customer complaints & queries. Maintain inventory & equipment. Sell food & groceries. Prepare daily reports for President. Dealing with vendors. Req. 2 yrs exp. Send resume to N.R. Hockley, Inc. dba Hockley Citgo Food Mart, 2855 Katy Hockley Cut off Rd., Katy TX 77493...
ALDI Personal Facts % Daily Value Commitment 39g 100% Energy 46g 100% Character 42g 100% Strong Work Ethic 38g 100% Reliability 44g 100% Now Hiring For ALL our Houston area stores Thursday, April 24th 7:00am-6:00pm Apply at the following ALDI locations 10402 Hwy. 6 South Sugarland, TX 77498 2302 FM2920 Spring, TX 77388 11510 Broadway Pearland, TX 77584 Are you made for ALDI? Manager Trainee - $22....
ATTENTION!! DUE TO BOOMING BUSINESS We Are Looking for STRONG SALES POSITION NEW & PRE-OWNED WHAT WE OFFER: - $6000 SIGN ON BONUS - GREAT TEAM WORKING ENVIRONMENT - FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED AND IN HOUSTON FOR OVER 30 YEARS - BEST PAY IN THE CITY - 401K, VACATION PAY, DEMO PAY, BONUS PLAN, INSURANCE AND 5 DAY WORK WEEK If you are dedicated to being the best come work for the best Buick GMC Store!...
Bala Cynwyd, 19004
Account Executive Bala Cynwyd, PA More FM™ at 101.1 is looking for an experienced radio sales executive to add to its team. If you have a proven track record of developing new business, managing and growing existing accounts and are looking for an opportunity to advance your career, this could be the perfect fit for you. Radio sales experience is required. For a full job description, please visit...
Philadelphia, 19103
DIAMOND SALES CONSULTANTS Experience REQUIRED Benefits*Bonus*No Nights! 610-292-0200 FX 292-0570 ***** Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
Clovis, 88101
Sales Rural Sales Rep Local rep needed to market in-demand product with unlimited growth potential. Sales training provided. Ideal candidates will desire a 4-day workweek (overnight travel Mon.- Thurs.), leadership experience and 6-figure earning potential. (855) 819-0563 pltnm.com/Clovis This job posted through Clovis Media Inc....
Shaw Media has a full-time opening for a Multi Media Account Executive in the Classified Advertising Department. Do you thrive in a fast-paced progressive environment, enjoy sales and the rewards of helping customers? If so, consider joining our classified sales team. The successful candidate will work 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday, helping customers place classified ads in our daily...
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Size of Industry in 2006:
8,268,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006

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