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The retail industry is critical to US economy. According to recently published US data, the retail industry continues to be the second-largest industry in the United States both in number of establishments and number of employees, accounted for over one million establishments, 11.6 percent of total U.S. employment, over 15 million people, and sales’ estimates edging $4.4 trillion. 
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, total e-commerce sales for 2012 were estimated at $226.9 billion, an increase of 14.7% from 2011. Total retail trade sales in 2012 increased by 5.1% from 2011. E-commerce sales in 2011 accounted for 5.2% percent of total US retail trade sales. In the past ten years e-commerce growth ranged from 2.6 % to 30.2%. This growth rate is impressive, especially when compared to the moderate to weak traditional retail year over year sales growth in the same time-period (-8.0% to 7.6%). 


 U.S. Retail Trade Sales - Total and E-commerce:  2012-1998

Year

Total Retail Trade  (TRT)

E-Commerce

Nonstore Retailers (NSR)

E-Comm / TRT

NSR / TRT

YOY TRT Growth

YOY E-Comm Growth

Y2000

2,983,276

27,579

180,453

0.9%

6.0%

 

 

Y2001

3,062,268

34,205

180,563

1.1%

5.9%

2.6%

24.0%

Y2002

3,128,552

44,527

189,279

1.4%

6.1%

2.2%

30.2%

Y2003

3,262,978

56,982

206,359

1.7%

6.3%

4.3%

28.0%

Y2004

3,473,568

72,340

228,977

2.1%

6.6%

6.5%

27.0%

Y2005

3,690,162

91,080

255,579

2.5%

6.9%

6.2%

25.9%

Y2006

3,874,085

112,994

284,343

2.9%

7.3%

5.0%

24.1%

Y2007

3,999,256

136,126

308,767

3.4%

7.7%

3.2%

20.5%

Y2008

3,946,406

141,233

319,283

3.6%

8.1%

-1.3%

3.8%

Y2009

3,630,408

144,908

311,891

4.0%

8.6%

-8.0%

2.6%

Y2010

3,841,454

168,895

342,041

4.4%

8.9%

5.8%

16.6%

Y2011

4,132,996

197,883

377,871

4.8%

9.1%

7.6%

17.2%

Y2012

4,344,140

226,878

408,475

5.2%

9.4%

5.1%

14.7%

Assembled from: U.S. Census Bureau,  Annual Retail Trade Survey


Here is a list of Retailers and their weekly Ads.  Click on the retailer name to get to their main page and on the Weekly Ad to go to their Ad: Sears: Weekly Ad; K-Mart: Weekly Ad; Home Depot: Weekly Ad; Lowes: Weekly Ad; JCPenny: Weekly Ad; Kohl’s: Weekly Ad; Walgreens: Weekly Ad; CVS: Weekly Ad; Target: Weekly Ad; Wal-Mart: Weekly Ad;



Here is a list of schools, training institutions, universities that offer retail management programs
The Center for Retail Management,Northwestern University; Retail Management Institute, Santa Clara University;  Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University; Bachelor of Science in Business/Retail Management, University of Phoenix; David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research, University of FloridaRetail Manaagement program in the Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing, Purdue UniversityAssociate Degree in Retail Management at home, at your own pace with Penn Foster College; Retail Management, University of Minnesota .




Retail IndustryRetail & EthicsRetail Research PapersSix Sigma in RetailDr. Ayad's Research InterestsExcerpt from Leading through DiversityDr. Ayad's QuotesAmine & Team celebrating # 1 in US in sale increaseA model for building trust & performancePhotosCommon PageContact Me