Retail Brands - Statistics & Facts

Retail Brands - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and facts on retail brands in the U.S.

According to recent statistics, Macy’s won the silver medal in department store sales in 2013, earning 27.9 billion U.S. dollars. The retailer led industry sales alongside competitors Sears and J.C. Penney, though predictably they could not compete with retail giants Wal-Mart and Target. Wal-Mart was founded in 1969 by Sam Walton and as of spring 2014 was worth 35.3 billion U.S. dollars. The company employs over 2 million people.

Sears was the fourth-highest spender on advertising amongst selected retailers in 2013. The company was founded in 1893 as a mail order catalog and in 1925 expanded into brick-and-mortar establishments. Eventually they became the largest general merchandise retailer in the United States, before being surpassed by Wal-Mart in 1990. Their advertising efforts in 2013 were outspent by Target Corporation, who invested 731 million U.S. dollars in advertising.

Over the years, several general merchandise retailers have found their way into consumers’ hearts and consequently onto a list of the most loved companies of 2013. J.C. Penney pulled in an Emotional Linking index of 66.5 out of 100, tying with toy manufacturer Mattel, Inc. The department store retailer operates 1,107 department stores around the U.S. and in Puerto Rico and often leases space in its stores to private brands.

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Facts on Retail Brands
Retail brands overviewStatistic
Forecasted global retail sales growth in 20183.4% Details →
Total value of retail trade sales in the United States4727.43bn USD Details →
Walmart is the leading retailer based on retail sales in North America482.13bn USD Details →
Amazon is the most valuable retail brand based on brand value worldwide98.99bn USD Details →
Net sales of Walmart worldwide481.32bn USD Details →
Operating income of Walmart worldwide22.76bn USD Details →
Total number of Walmart stores worldwide 11.7k Details →
Number of Walmart fans on Facebook worldwide33.16m Details →
Revenue of Target in North America69.5bn USD Details →
Net earnings of Target in North America2.74bn USD Details →
Total number of Target stores in North America1.8k Details →
Net sales of Macy's Inc. worldwide27.08bn USD Details →
Operating income of Macy's Inc. worldwide2.04bn USD Details →
Number of stores of Macy's Inc. in the South of the United States170 Details →
Sears Holdings Corp revenue worldwide22.14bn USD Details →
Number of Sears Holdings Corp stores worldwide1,430 Details →
Sears Holdings Corp ad spend in the U.S.850m USD Details →
Consumer behaviorStatistic
Number of people who bought at Walmart within the last 30 days in the United States 133.2m Details →
Number of people who shopped at Target within the last 30 days in the United States 83.03m Details →
Number of people who shopped for clothes at Macy's within the last 3 months in the United States42.64m Details →

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