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Plunkett's Retail Industry Almanac 2011: Retail Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Description: No other guide covers the complete retail picture like this exciting new volume. The global retail industry is in the midst of vast changes. Malls are being redesigned in the U.S., while new mall construction is booming in Asia. Savvy firms are combining bricks, clicks and catalogs into multichannel retail powerhouses. Which are the hottest retailers? What lies ahead? This market research shows you trends and a thorough analysis of technologies, chain stores, shopping centers, mergers, finances and future growth within the industry. Included are major statistical tables showing everything from retail sales by sector, to mall sales per square foot, to the advent of retail-based entertainment venues. Meanwhile, the corporate profiles section covers the Retail 500 Firms, giving you complete profiles of the leading, fastest growing retail chains around the world, both public and private. These profiles include corporate names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, web site addresses, growth plans, competitive advantage, financial histories and up to 27 executive contacts by title. Purchasers will find a form in the book enabling them to register for 1-year, 1-seat online access to tools at Plunkett Research Online, including the ability to view the market research/industry trends section and industry statistics. You have access, at no additional charge, to the very latest data posted to Plunkett Research Online. Online tools enable you to search and view selected companies, and then export selected company contact data, including executive names. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.


PLUNKETT'S RETAIL INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2011 A Short Retail Industry Glossary Introduction How To Use This Book Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Retail Industry 1) Introduction to the Retail Industry 2) Wal-Mart Dominates as the World's Biggest Retailer (and now America's Biggest Grocer) 3) Department Stores Have Evolved into Giant Apparel, Cosmetics and Accessories Stores/Outlet Stores Proliferate 4) Discounting and Discount Stores Evolve 5) Private Label Brands Boom 6) Sophistication and Success for Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales 7) Rise of Showcase Stores and Super-Merchandisers 8) For the Long Term in the U.S., a Decline in Consumer Spending and Debt, along with an Increase in Saving 9) Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Slows 10) Location Based Advertising and Mobile Advertising on Cellphones Grow Quickly 11) Retail Technologies Leap Ahead 12) RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution 13) Self Service Retail and Travel Technologies Take Off 14) Retailers Eye Expanding Middle Class, Move into Emerging Markets, Including China, India and Brazil 15) Lifestyle Centers and Super-Regional Malls Falter/Mall Glut Anticipated 16) Entertainment-Based Retailing, including Power Towns 17) Shopping Center Tenants Face Slow Sales/Store Closings Force Landlords to Become Creative 18) Malls Morph to Stay Afloat 19) Luxury Item Sales Rebound 20) LOHAS- Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers

21) How to Interpret Reports of Retail Sales Chapter 2: Retail Industry Statistics U.S. Retail Industry Overview Annual Consumer Price Index, 1915-2010 Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1981-2nd Quarter 2010 Types of U.S. Shopping Centers Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992-2010 U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, Q2 2010 Total Estimates of Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers: 2003-2009 Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers: Monthly, through August 2010 Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through September 2010 Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2004-September 2010 Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2002-3rd Quarter 2010 Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: 19602010 Average Annual U.S. Household Expenditures: 2004-2009 Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2009 Top 10 Retail Websites, U.S.: November 13, 2010 Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2003-2009 Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2004-September 2010 Chapter 3: Important Retail Industry Contacts Addresses, Telephone Numbers and Internet Sites Chapter 4: THE RETAIL 500: Who They Are and How They Were Chosen Industry List, With Codes Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups Alphabetical Index Index of U.S. Headquarters Location by State Index of Non-U.S. Headquarters Location by Country Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the Firms Have Locations Index of Firms with International Operations Individual Profiles on each of THE RETAIL 500 Additional Indexes Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities Index of Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations


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