Retail and Wholesale Coverage

Retail and Wholesale Industry Overview

Technology is driving the wholesale and retail market’s growth faster than before
The wholesale and retail industry is an integral part of every industry supply chain in the world. The wave of digital shopping poses a significant threat to the brick-and-mortar formats of the retail industry. However, the lack of decline in the retail market in brick-and-mortar stores indicates the continuing demand from customers for a physical experience as well. The wholesale and retail industry as a whole is very important to the world economic growth. By 2023, The Business Research Company expects the wholesale and retail market to grow to $81.91 trillion.
The retail and wholesale market consists of sales of wholesale and retail services and related goods by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that provide the service of making goods available to consumers in convenient quantities and locations. Retailers are independent organizations in the distribution channel for consumer goods that buy goods from wholesalers or directly from manufacturers, break bulk, store goods, display goods for sale either physically or online, and sometimes deliver. Wholesalers are independent organizations in the distribution channel for consumer goods that buy in bulk, store goods, break bulk and sell primarily to retailers, professional authorities or to other wholesalers rather than to consumers. Both retailers and wholesalers take ownership of the goods and so bear the risk of carrying inventory. They also reduce the total number of transactions required for the process of transferring goods from manufacturers to consumers. Direct sales by manufacturers is included in retail.
Wholesale And Retail Market Coverage
The Business Research Company covers 72 markets overall in the wholesale and retail market providing global market numbers, market growth, market-specific drivers and restraints, trends, and other market specific information. The wholesale and retail market is segmented in the following manner:
  • 1.Retail
    The retail market consists of sales of goods to consumers by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that provide the service of making goods available to consumers in convenient quantities and locations.  Retailing involves buying from wholesalers or direct from manufacturers, breaking bulk, displaying goods for sale either physically or online, and sometimes delivery. Wholesalers are independent organizations in the distribution channel that buy in bulk and sell to resellers rather than to consumers. Both retailers and wholesalers take ownership of the goods and so bear the risk of carrying inventory. They also reduce the total number of transactions required for the process of transferring goods from manufacturers to consumers.
    • 1.1.Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
    • 1.2.Food and Beverage Stores
    • 1.3.Gasoline Stations
    • 1.4.Miscellaneous Store Retailers
    • 1.5.Health and Personal Care Stores
    • 1.6.Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
    • 1.7.Electronics and Appliance Stores
    • 1.8.Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
    • 1.9.Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
    • 1.10.Convenience, Mom and Pop Stores
    • 1.11.Department Stores & Other General Merchandise Stores
    • 1.12.Ecommerce & Other Non-Store Retailers
    • 1.13.Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
    • 1.14.Pharmacies and Healthcare Stores
    • 1.15.Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
  • 2.Wholesale
    The wholesale market consists of sales by wholesalers. These entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) wholesale merchandise including the outputs of agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and certain information industries, such as publishing. Wholesale trade comprises purchasing, storing and selling merchandise to retailers or to other wholesalers and providing related services such as breaking bulk.  This industry includes wholesale agents and brokers who arrange the purchase or sale of the goods owned by others, on a fee or commission basis. Wholesale industry also includes business to business electronic markets and platforms and agents that will facilitate for wholesale trade. The industries in this sector does not own or handle the products they sell.
    • 2.1.Non-Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
    • 2.2.Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
    • 2.3.Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
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The Business Research Company`s Wholesale And Retail Market Research Practice provides marketing, planning and strategy departments with a wider range of market, business, customer and competitor intelligence services across different segments of the wholesale and retail industry. The wholesale and retail market research services and solutions The Business Research Company provides are as follows —
  • Wholesale And Retail Market Sizing, Forecast and Trend Analysis
  • Wholesale And Retail Market Competitor Analysis
  • Wholesale And Retail Market Supply Chain Analysis
  • Wholesale And Retail Market Customer Research
  • Wholesale And Retail Market Partner or Distribution Research
  • Wholesale And Retail Market Entry Strategy Research Study
  • Wholesale And Retail Industry Analysis and Profiling
  • Wholesale And Retail Market Regulations
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