General Retail Sites
- The Association of Resale Professionals – the Association serves thrift, resale, and consignment shops of all types
- Chain Store Age – online version of industry trade magazine. Includes industry research.
- Discount Store News
- National Association of Retail Merchandising
- National Retail Federation – primary trade association. Research, directories and educational programs available for independent retailers.
- Retail Owners Institute – emphasis on the basics of retail finance, inventory management and cash flow control.
- Retail store financial data from Retail Owners Institute including inventory turnover trends, gross margin, pre-tax profit, debt-to-worth ratio, current ratio and return on assets for over 50 retail industry segments.
- Retail Trade Statistics – from the 1997 Economic Census.
- Retail Trade Associations – provides a listing of associations with contact info for each.
- Stores Magazine – retail technology news, market research, e-commerce and trends influencing the retail industry. Full report on global online retailing available in the archive section.
- Specialty Retail Blog – retailer-focused industry blog covering identify trends, free webinars on how to hold better events, and motivational topics.
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