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Plunkett's Retail Industry Trends & Statistics 2015: A Summary of Plunkett's Retail Industry Almanac 2015

PLUNKETT'S RETAIL INDUSTRY TRENDS & STATISTICS 2015

Key Features:


Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
Link to our 5minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 59
Statistical Tables Provided: 15
Geographic Focus: Global

A condensed market research report excerpted from Plunkett’s Retail Industry Almanac 2015, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and vital statistical tables. You will gain significant insights that can help you shape your own strategy for business development, product development and investments.

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
Contents, Statistics, Forecasts and Analysis Include:

Major Trends Affecting the Retail Industry


1) Introduction to the Retail Industry
2) WalMart Still Dominates But Faces Slowing Revenue Growth
3) Department Stores Reposition for Today’s Consumer While Outlet Stores Proliferate
4) Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share
5) Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
6) Digital Advertising Technologies Boost Direct Marketers and NonStore Sales
7) Apple Sets the Bar for Showcase Stores and SuperMerchandisers
8) For the Long Term in the U.S., Consumers Increase Savings/Less Inclined to Use Debt
9) Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
10) Groupon and Other Coupon Firms Compete Aggressively for Consumers’ Attention
11) Retail Technologies Advance at the Checkout Counter/Apps and LocationBased Ads Drive Sales
12) RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
13) Self Service Checkout Technologies Include Advanced Vending Machines
14) Smartphones Aid Wireless Payments/Near Field Communications (NFC) Changes Credit and Debit Cards
15) Self Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online
16) Retailers Eye Expanding Middle Class, Move into Emerging Markets, Including China, India and Brazil
17) Retail Center Occupancy Is High, with Sales Rising in Upscale Malls/Online Sales Hurt Stores
18) EntertainmentBased Retailing, including Power Towns
19) Malls Remodel to Boost Sales and Attract Shoppers/Store Visitor Counts Are Disappointing
20) Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up
21) Luxury Item Sales Growth Slows
22) LOHAS Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers
23) How to Interpret Reports of Retail Sales

Retail Industry Statistics

1) U.S. Retail Industry Overview
2) Annual Consumer Price Index, 1920-2014
3) Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 19892nd Quarter 2014
4) Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992-2014
5) U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2014
6) Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2008-2013
7) Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: JanuaryAugust 2014
8) Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through August 2014
9) Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2008-2013
10) Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & ECommerce: 1st Quarter 20062nd Quarter 2014
11) Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: Selected Years, 1960-2014
12) Average Annual U.S. Household Expenditures: 2008-2013
13) Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2013
14) Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2006-2013
15) Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2006August 2014


Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Retail Industry
1) Introduction to the Retail Industry
2) Wal-Mart Still Dominates But Faces Slowing Revenue Growth
3) Department Stores Reposition for Today’s Consumer While Outlet Stores Proliferate
4) Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share
5) Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
6) Digital Advertising Technologies Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales
7) Apple Sets the Bar for Showcase Stores and Super-Merchandisers
8) For the Long Term in the U.S., Consumers Increase Savings/Less Inclined to Use Debt
9) Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
10) Groupon and Other Coupon Firms Compete Aggressively for Consumers’ Attention
11) Retail Technologies Advance at the Checkout Counter/Apps and Location-Based Ads Drive Sales
12) RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
13) Self Service Checkout Technologies Include Advanced Vending Machines
14) Smartphones Aid Wireless Payments/Near Field Communications (NFC) Changes Credit and Debit Cards
15) Self Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online
16) Retailers Eye Expanding Middle Class, Move into Emerging Markets, Including China, India and Brazil
17) Retail Center Occupancy Is High, with Sales Rising in Upscale Malls/Online Sales Hurt Stores
18) Entertainment-Based Retailing, including Power Towns
19) Malls Remodel to Boost Sales and Attract Shoppers/Store Visitor Counts Are Disappointing
20) Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up
21) Luxury Item Sales Growth Slows
22) LOHAS- Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers
23) How to Interpret Reports of Retail Sales
Chapter 2: Retail Industry Statistics
U.S. Retail Industry Overview
Annual Consumer Price Index, 1920-2014
Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1989-2nd Quarter 2014
Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992-2014
U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2014
Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2008-2013
Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: January-August 2014
Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through August 2014
Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2008-2013
Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2006-2nd Quarter 2014
Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: Selected Years, 1960-2014
Average Annual U.S. Household Expenditures: 2008-2013
Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2013
Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2006-2013
Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2006-August 2014

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