SIC 5944 | NAICS 448310
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
Emerald Expositions, Inc.
Online news publication features news and information for jewelers and other professionals, with topics covered in the "Majors" and "Independents" category sections including market developments, retail profiles, retail surveys, online retailing, trade shows, financial reporting, and public policy issues. All articles are available online, with free subscription to various newsletters available upon request.
First Research profiles provide analysis, statistics, and forecasts for a wide range of industries, with content sections including industry overview, recent developments, issues and challenges, business trends and opportunities, leading companies, executive insights, financial benchmarking information, and 5-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated monthly; sample report is available online.
Reed Elsevier Inc.
Monthly trade publication features news and information for jewelry retailers and manufacturers, with special features including the "Future of Retail" issue (September), "Your Store: JCK Annual Retailer Survey" issue (November), and the "The Year Ahead" issue (December/January). Selected articles and article excerpts from current and archived issues of the magazine can be viewed free online.
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for jewelry store owners, with special features including articles such as "Numerology: Key Numbers To Watch " (March 2015) which addresses 15 key financial performance targets (e.g., sales conversion, stock turn rate, items per receipt, average ticket, gross margin) for specialty retailers. Current and prior digital editions are available free online.
Jewelry Snapshot Report
Annual report provides key facts and figures from the "Affluent Consumer Tracking Study", with topics covered in the report including items that are of most interest to affluent consumers, current trends in purchases by material and gemstone, where affluent customers shop, demographic spending trends, top retail destinations, and major brands which resonate most strongly with affluent customers.
Polygon | Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Publications available from this organization include:
Retail Jewelry Industry in the U.S.
Financial Benchmarking Data
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Jewelers of America
Cost of Doing Business Report
Annual cost of doing business report allows users to compare their financial performance measures with other similar participating firms in terms of jeweler category (e.g., high-end, mid-range, chains, and designer), annual sales size range, and level of profitability (typical firm versus top 25 percent). Product order form is available online; contact member center personnel for more information.
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Jewelers of America
Careers in the Jewelry Industry
Free career guide provides overviews of various career paths common to the retail segment of the industry (e.g., retail management professional, retail sales professional, appraiser, bench jeweler, pawnbroker/estate dealer), with salary expectations ranges provided for entry level, experienced, and ultimate earnings potential categories. Career guide can be downloaded and viewed online.
Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this retail sector such as retail store manager, assistant manager, jeweler, and sales consultant, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Alex and Ani, LLC, Kay Jewelers, Pandora, Sterling Jewelers, Inc. (Jared The Galleria), Swarovski, Tiffany & Co., and Zale Jewelers.
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Business Valuation Resources
Small Business Valuation Multiples
Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for specialty retailers that sell precious metal jewelry (e.g., rings, earrings, necklaces, pins, and bracelets), silverware, watches, clocks, and other giftware in combination with providing appraisal, engraving, and repair services.