The most readily available jobs in retailing are those that pay the least and have limited upward mobility, primarily because they require fewer skills. However, landing one of those jobs can be an invaluable foothold into the industry.
Retail outlets often have a hierarchy that provides greater management opportunities and higher pay as you invest more time in the ...more
The retail industry has been studied from a lot of different angles, but we believe the exclusive research contained in this report offers a unique perspective on suppliers’ perceptions of the retail industry overall and their views on business practices of many of the nation’s largest retailers.
Retailing Today surveyed 332 supplier company representatives concentrated in the food, consumables, health-and-wellness, ...more
Retail innovation cycles last approximately 20 years. As we take a look at retail history, this cycle becomes self-evident. From the general store to department stores to discount stores and so forth, each variety has their day in the sun as the leading channel for most purchases. Today, we’re lucky enough to be living within two powerful cycles simultaneously. But ...more
E-commerce has changed the way consumers purchase products, but until very recently, the basic structure of the transaction and sale itself hadn’t evolved much: People browse for products they want, compare prices across sites, maybe submit a code for a discount coupon if they have one and make a purchase. But a recent development points to a big change on ...more
U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, bringing the official unemployment rate down to 7.5 percent. The retail trade accounted for 29,000 new jobs.
Employment has grown by 1.6 percent across the country over the past year, a gain of more than 2 million jobs after seasonal adjustments, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Private-sector job growth alone has ...more
Retailers expected online sales to hit record levels in 2014 and did they ever.
New all-time highs for e-commerce sales are now expected for the November through December time frame following a strong surge in sales during the final week before Christmas, according to the digital measurement firm comScore.
U.S. retail e-commerce spending from desktop computers from Nov. 1 through ...more