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Miscellaneous Store Retailers Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
Market Size (industry trends) . .
Market Forecast (5-year projection)   .
Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
Key Companies   .
Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Miscellaneous Store Retailers

Overview of the U.S. Miscellaneous Store Retailers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Miscellaneous Store Retailers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Miscellaneous Store Retailers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Groceries & Other Food Items For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Packaged Liquor, Wine, & Beer

Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco, & Smokers' Accessories, Excluding Sales From Vending Machines Operated By Others

Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics

Household Soaps, Detergents, Cleaners, & Cleaning Supplies

Paper & Related Products, Including Paper Towels, Toilet Tissue, Wraps, Bags, Foils.

Men's Wear, Including Accessories

Women's, Juniors', & Misses' Wear, Including Accessories

Children's Wear, Including Boys', Girls', & Infants' & Toddlers' Clothing & Accessories

Costumes & Unisex Clothing

Footwear, Including Accessories

Audio Equipment, Musical Instruments (New & Used), Radios, Audio Electronic Components, CDs, Records, Tapes, Audio Books, Sheet

Furniture, Sleep Equipment & Outdoor/Patio Furniture

New & Used Computer Hardware, Software, & Supplies, Including Computer Game Software & Tablet Computers

Kitchenware & Home Furnishings

Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attachments, Novelty Jewelry, Estate/Antique Jewelry.

Books, Including E-Books

Photographic Equipment & Supplies

Toys, Hobby Goods, & Games

Sporting Goods & Recreational Equipment

Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies

Dimensional Lumber & Other Building/Structural Materials & Supplies

Manufactured (Mobile) Homes, Excluding Modular Homes

Pets, Pet Foods, & Pet Supplies

Used Books, Clothing, Furniture, & Other Used Items Not Elsewhere Classified

All Other Merchandise

Meals, Unpackaged Snacks, Sandwiches, Unpackaged Ice Cream & Yogurt, Bakery Items, Other Food Items & Nonalcoholic Beverages Prepared

All Other Merchandise, Excluding Lottery Ticket Sales/Commissions

All Nonmerchandise Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Miscellaneous Store Retailers by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Miscellaneous Store Retailers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Miscellaneous Store Retailers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Miscellaneous Store Retailers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45%
Art and Design Workers 45%
Designers 45%
Floral Designers 45%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 12%
Animal Care and Service Workers 11%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 10%
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 10%
Sales and Related Occupations 64%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 9%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 9%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 8%
Retail Sales Workers 54%
Cashiers 12%
Cashiers 12%
Retail Salespersons 40%
Retail Salespersons 40%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 12%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 11%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 11%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5%
Motor Vehicle Operators 17%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 17%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 15%
Material Moving Workers 7%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Miscellaneous Store Retailers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Paper Store trademarks "LEGACY & MAIN" - Drinkware, Glassware, Stemless Wine Glasses - 01/08/2018
  • Penny Lane Publishing trademarks "WHITE LADDER" - design library - 01/06/2018
  • Glassybaby raises $7 million in funding. - 12/29/2017
  • M & D Wholesale Distributors trademarks "IRISH CHARMS" - Cigars - 12/29/2017
  • Wynright patents System And Method For Automated Truck Loading - 10/19/2017
  • LWRC International patents Firearm Buffer System And Buttstock Assembly - 10/19/2017
  • Honest raises $25 million in funding. - 10/13/2017
  • Innovative Office Products patents Electric Sit-stand Workstation With Display Support Apparatus - 07/20/2017
  • Archbold Equipment raises $3 million in funding. - 06/20/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    American Covers145
    Ingram Enterprises

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • As stores around Honest Ed’s sell and shut their doors, Alternative Thinking is holding its ground - Their retail model aims ... These days, walking inside the store is like entering a kaleidoscope – bright, colourful and ever-changing. Large, vividly-coloured prints are labeled “laser guided visions,” and miscellaneous lanterns with shapes cut ... (01/14/2018)
    • U.S. retail sales rise sequentially in December, bit below expectations - non-store retailers and food and beverages. The exceptions were department store sales and sales in the miscellaneous category. The retail sales control group, which excludes the effect of volatile components also rose 0.3 percent. “Taken together ... (01/12/2018)
    • Retail Sales Strength Remained in December - Another very weak sector in December was sales at miscellaneous stores ... December were building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers' sales and non-store retailers' sales, both up 1.2 percent. These two sectors were also the strongest sectors ... (01/12/2018)
    • Retail sales finish 2017 with momentum, says Commerce and NRF - The $691.9 billion tally, excludes restaurants, automotive dealers, and gas stations, and includes $138.4 billion in online and other non-store sales ... “Department stores, sporting, clothing, electronics, and miscellaneous fell into negative territory ... (01/12/2018)
    • Retail Spending Grew Strongly at Year’s End in December - In contrast, there were reduced monthly sales for miscellaneous store retailers (down 2.9 percent), sporting goods and hobby stores (down 1.6 percent), department stores (down 1.1 percent), clothing and accessories stores (down 0.3 percent) and electronics ... (01/12/2018)
    • Economy Watch: Retail Sales Gain Ground in December - Despite December’s solid numbers, most categories of retailers did better in November than in December. Miscellaneous store retailers, which includes the likes of dollar stores and Walmart, lost 2.9 percent in sales in December, perhaps because of market ... (01/12/2018)
    • U.S. Retail Sales Rise 0.4% In December, In Line With Estimates - On the other hand, the report showed steep drops in sales by miscellaneous store retailers, sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores, and department stores. Excluding auto sales, retail sales still rose by 0.4 percent in December after jumping by 1.3 ... (01/12/2018)
    • Regulatory Wrap-Up: Health care, swipe fees and scheduling in the spotlight - The new rules are applicable to employers as defined under the state’s Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations wage law, which only applies to traditional retailers. Restaurants are covered under a separate statute, the Hospitality Industry wage law. (01/08/2018)
    • Apple to offer $29 replacement iPhone batteries regardless of diagnostics test results - Apple has instructed its retail store employees to offer the $29 replacement batteries ... use to verify the startup disk and the structure of its system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the... (01/03/2018)
    • When Are Walmart & Target Open on New Year’s Eve and Day 2017-2018? - Convenience and miscellaneous stores open on New Year’s Eve and Day include Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, Sheetz and Family Dollar. To find a Rite Aid near you, click here to search the store locations. State liquor stores vary in their hours for the holiday. (12/31/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $76,720,965 on Miscellaneous Store Retailers. It has awarded 5,914 contracts to 534 companies, with an average value of $143,672 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount