business, governmental and college libraries. Those with strong business references will consider it an important acquisition: the only complete reference to the American retail industry's trends and leading companies, from chain stores to specialty stores. The contact names of executives, phone numbers, and corporate analysis details on each Retail 500 firm will prove invaluable.A" Deja.com In this retail trade guide, Plunkett covers the retail industry in detail. The introductory chapter contains an overview of the retail industry with trends and statistics. Chapters 2 through 5 discuss useful retail industry contact sources with World Wide Web addresses; online retailing and nonstore retailers; retail sites on the Web by broad subject and Web addresses; malls, superstores and shopping centers; and employment, careers, earnings and job outlook in the retail trade.A" Chapter 6, the main section of the book, provides profiles - store data; types of business; brands, divisions, and affiliates; chief officers to contact, telephone and fax numbers; address and Internet address; financial information; salaries and benefits information; competitive advantage; locations; and growth plans and special features. Appendix 1 contains monthly sales and inventory statistics, explanatory material on terms, information on reliability of data, factors for adjusting seasonal variations, and Standard Industrial Classifications. In the back of the book, a helpful combined index lists companies by store name, subsidiaries, brand names, and selected affiliations to provide a variety of access.A" The detailed and varied information found here on retail trade is difficult to easily access elsewhere in one volume. The almanac should be a welcome addition to business and large public and academic libraries that deal with the retail trade side of business.A" American Reference Books Annual - This audience should consider this reference essential: it analyzes the latest statistics on retail industry growth and trends, covering everything from malls and superstores to mail-order businesses, and presents in-depth profiles on companies which provide keys to overall industry operations. An important reference.A" Midwest Review of Books Large discounters like Wal-Mart that offer customers a wide array of low-priced merchandise in one convenient location dominate today's retail scene. One might guess that Plunkett's aspires to a similar niche in the business reference market as a convenient one-stop source of information about the American retail industry. Included in this premier edition are an overview of the retail industry; a chapter on careers in retailing; lists of retail industry contacts, selected retailing sites on the World Wide Web, shopping center and outlet center mall owners and managers; and profiles of - companies selected for 'their prominence in retail fields and related support industries - Plunkett's is recommended for libraries with demand for information about the retail industry.A" CHOICE magazine of the American Library AssociationVom Verlag:
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 multi-channel retail powerhouses. Which are the hottest retailers? What lies ahead? Our 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.
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