SIC 5300 | NAICS 452000
The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.
Select from the following sections or scroll below for a complete listing of available resources:
▪ Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
▪ Financial Information and Financial Ratios
▪ Compensation and Salary Surveys
▪ Business Valuation Resources
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
International Council of Shopping Centers
ICSC's Research section is a comprehensive reference center for statistical and analytical information for U.S. and Canadian shopping centers, with sectors covered including chain and department stores, factory outlets, shopping centers, and malls. Selected information can be viewed free online.
Dollar and Other General Merchandise Stores
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, recent news and developments, business challenges, issues, trends, and opportunities, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
IRS Audit Technique Guides
IRS audit guide contents include an overview of the industry and its business practices with primary focus on accounting and tax issues. Publication is available free online.
Entrepreneur Magazine Business Startup Kits
How To Start A Retail Business
Free startup kit provides an overview of the industry and key factors to be considered in starting a retail business.
Entrepreneur Magazine Business Startup Guides
Startup guide provides an overview of the industry and takes users through the various aspects of starting a business and running it successfully.
Financial Benchmarking Data
General Merchandise, Department, and Variety Stores
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Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow analysis, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed financial benchmarking data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
ERI Economic Research Institute
Retail General Merchandise Stores Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.
Business Valuation Resources
Dollar and Variety Stores
Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.