All organisations ?that sell goods and services to consumers fall under the umbrella of retailing, but there are several directions we can take from here. For starters, there are department stores, discount stores, specialty stores and even variety retailers. Each of these might have their own little quirks; however, for the most part the analysis overlaps to all areas of retailing. This section of the industry handbook will try to focus more on general retailers and department stores. Walmart , the World’s biggest retailer , had revenues exceeding $ 405 billion for the last fiscal and almost one third to entire Africa’s GDP . Moreover , Walmart is world largest employer with over 2.1 million people on its payrolls .Amazon and Zappos are online retailers with ever growing popularity .
Marketing and Sales Role
Supply Chain Specialist
With the advent of IT , retailing has taken up added dimension . Additionally , with higher purchasing power more record revenues are being registered by some prominent retailers .
The India Retail Industry is the largest among all the industries, accounting for over 10 per cent of the country?s GDP and around 8 per cent of the employment. The Retail Industry in India has come forth as one of the most dynamic and fast paced industries with several players entering the market. The India Retail Industry is gradually inching its way towards becoming the next boom industry.?
Interesting Companies to work for around the world : Walmart, Target, JC Penny , Macy’s
Top domestic? (Indian) companies : Panataloon(Future Group) , WestSide ( TRENT )
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