Retail Sector Market Research Reports

2023 will be a challenging year for the $30+ trillion global retail sector as retailers deal with easing supply chain issues, stubborn inflation, waning demand from the tightening of central banks, and continued geopolitical issues. It's important to approach this year from a data-first perspective as there will be a lot of commentary, speculation, and noise in the retail market research world.

Kentley Insights covers 110 retail sectors with our U.S. industry market research reports and ~1000 retail product lines with our global market size & growth reports. Our 110 U.S. reports include 100+ data sets, trends, and forecasts covering retail sales, growth, companies, locations, state analyses, e-commerce, inflation, operating expense details, consolidation analysis, profitability, financial ratios, employee productivity, workforce composition, top jobs breakdown, wage and payroll analyses, and more. Many of the data sets have 9 years of historical data and 2023 and 5-year forecasts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in each report?

Each $295 U.S. retail market research report is 39 pages long, has 100+ industry data sets, and is organized into two sections 1. revenue & growth benchmarks, and 2. cost, financial, and workforce benchmarks.

The revenue and growth benchmarks section includes 9 years of retail growth details and 5-year forecasts, growth benchmarks, e-commerce sales, product line breakdown, macro retail benchmarks, BCG growth matrix, sales per capita by state, sales as a percent of consumer expenditure by state, historical and forecasted inflation, consolidation analysis, and employment, location and retailer details by the size of company.

The cost, financial, and workforce benchmarks section includes profitability and financial ratios, historical and forecasted OPEX, operating expense details on 32 categories, inventory and gross margin trends and forecasts, employee productivity trends and forecasts, payroll per retailer, location and employee, workforce organizational composition, job categorization and pay analyses, and state employment statistics.

You can see the complete table of contents on each report page.

How can I see what is in a report?

You can click on the retail sample report to download a complete report. All the retail reports will have the same format and data sets.

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What are the data sources and methodology for the reports?

The foundation of our reports are comprehensive business surveys filled out by the majority of retailers in the U.S. conducted by various government and research entities. For our forecasts, our analysts utilize industry-specific econometric models with extensive macroeconomic and sector parameters and variables.

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