Plunkett's Retail Industry Almanac 2014

Plunkett's Retail Industry Almanac 2014

by Jack W. Plunkett



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608797226
Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.
Publication date: 12/05/2013
Pages: 668
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

How to Use This Book 3

Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Retail Industry 7

1) Introduction to the Retail Industry 7

2) Wal-Mart Dominates U.S. Retailing but Looks Overseas for Growth 10

3) Department Stores Streamline While Outlet Stores Proliferate 12

4) Discount Stores Report Continued Growth 14

5) Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales 14

6) Sophistication and Success for Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales 15

7) Apple Sets the Bar for Showcase Stores and Super-Merchandisers 18

8) For the Long Term in the U.S., Consumers Increase Savings/Less Inclined to Use Debt 19

9) Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges 20

10) Location-Based Advertising and Mobile Advertising on Cellphones Grow Quickly 21

11) Groupon and Other Coupon Firms Compete Aggressively for Consumers' Attention 23

12) Retail Technologies Leap Ahead 23

13) RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution 25

14) Self Service Retail Technologies Take Off 27

15) Self Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online 28

16) Retailers Eye Expanding Middle Class, Move into Emerging Markets, Including China,

India and Brazil 29

17) Sales Per Square Foot at Lifestyle Centers and Super-Regional Malls Rise While Vacancy

Rates Fall 31

18) Entertainment-Based Retailing, including Power Towns 32

19) Malls Remodel to Boost Sales and Attract Shoppers 33

20) Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up 34

21) Luxury Item Sales Rebound 35

22) LOHAS- Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for

Advertisers and Marketers 36

23) How to Interpret Reports of Retail Sales 37

Chapter 2: Retail Industry Statistics 39

U.S. Retail Industry Overview 40

Annual Consumer Price Index, 1915-2013 41

Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1989-2nd Quarter 2013 42

Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992-2013 43

U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2013 44

Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2007-2012 45

Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: January-August 2013 46

Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through August 2013 48

Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2007-2012 50

Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2005-2nd Quarter 2013 52

Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita:

Selected Years, 1960-2013 53

Average Annual U.S. Household Expenditures: 2007-2012 54

Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2012 55

Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2005-2012 56

Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2006-August 2013 57

Chapter 3: Important Retail Industry Contacts 59

(Addresses, Phone Numbers and Internet Sites)

Chapter 4: THE RETAIL 500:

Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 87

Industry List, With Codes 88

Index of Companies Within Industry Groups 90

Alphabetical Index 102

Index of U.S. Headquarters Location by State 106

Index of Non-U.S. Headquarters Location by Country 110

Individual Data Profiles on Each of THE RETAIL 500 113

Additional Indexes

Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 614

Index by Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations 617

A Short Retail Industry Glossary 643

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