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Retail Stores

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 page sections or scroll below to see a complete listing of available resources:

Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Business Valuation Resources


For resource guides specific to other industries, see our index which lists resource guides by SIC code for over 400 industries.




Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Department Stores  (view report)
Dollar and Variety Stores  (view report)
Discount Department Stores  (view report)

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:

Sample report is available online.

National Retail Federation
Information resources available from this organization include:

Retail Industry Indicators
http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=News&op=viewlive&sp_id=933
Report includes information on retail sales levels and growth trends, number of firms and firm characteristics, staffing and employment trends, employee compensation and benefits, and more. Report can be viewed free online.

Retail Horizons: Benchmarks and Forecasts
http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=Pages&sp_id=1203
Annual survey examines the current state of the industry and participants' plans for the year ahead, with individual sections addressing general and financial information, store and field operations, supply chain management, merchandising and marketing, and more. Study scope, introductory text, and table of contents can be viewed free online


Department Stores  |  Discount Stores
Dollar and Other General Merchandise Stores

http://www.firstresearch.com

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:

Sample report is available online.

Plunkett Research, Ltd.
Retail Industry
http://www.plunkettresearch.com/Industries/Retailing/tabid/210/Default.aspx
Publication provides in-depth analysis of business trends and statistics for the retail sector. Industry overview, sample data, and detailed table of contents are accessible free online.

International Council of Shopping Centers
Research
http://www.icsc.org/research
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.

IRS Audit Technique Guides
Retail Industry
http://www.irs.gov/Retail-Audit-Technique-Guide
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
http://www.entrepreneur.com/toolkit/index.html
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
Retail Store
http://bookstore.entrepreneur.com/
Startup guide provides an overview of the industry and takes users through the various aspects of starting a business and running it successfully.

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Financial Benchmarking Data


Industry Financial Ratios
General Merchandise, Department, and Variety Stores
http://www.bizminer.com  Search for "452"
Five-year comparative financial statement analysis includes income statements with expense detail, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and key financial and operating ratios, with detailed analysis available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level. Sample reports are available online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys


National Retail Federation
Information resources available from this organization include:

Retail Industry Indicators
http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=News&op=viewlive&sp_id=933
Report includes information on retail sales levels and growth trends, number of firms and firm characteristics, staffing and employment trends, employee compensation and benefits, and more. Report can be viewed free online.

NRF Retail Compensation & Benefits Survey
http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=Pages&sp_id=451
Survey provides detailed information on employee compensation and benefits for all merchandise categories including specialty retailers. Survey results can be analyzed by company or store size, merchandise category, geographic area, and other factors. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample reports for selected positions are accessible free online.


ERI Economic Research Institute
Retail General Merchandise Stores Salary Survey
http://www.erieri.com/
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.

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Business Valuation Resources


Small Business Valuation Formula Multiples
Dollar and Variety Stores
http://valuationresources.com/

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.


BVMarketData
Private Company Sales Transactions
Pratt's Stats® | BIZCOMPS®
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search private company sales transactions by business description for comparable business sales transaction data, including revenue, earnings, and EBITDA multiples.


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Clothing Stores
Furniture Stores
Grocery Stores and Supermarkets
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