6 Key Ratios
5-Year Trend Charts
55 Retail/Restaurant Segments
Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores
Men's Clothing Stores • Women's Clothing Stores • Family Clothing Stores • Clothing Accessories Stores • Shoe Stores • Jewelry Stores
Recreation & Leisure Activities Stores
Sporting Goods Stores • Hobby, Toy & Game Stores • Musical Instrument & Supplies Stores • Bookstores
Other Specialty Retail Stores
Art Dealers • Florists • Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores • Office Supplies and Stationery Stores • Pet and Pet Supplies Stores • Used Merchandise Stores
Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers
Home Centers • Paint & Wallpaper Stores • Hardware Stores • Lumber & Building Materials Dealers • Outdoor Power Equipment Stores • Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores
Food & Beverage Stores
Baked Goods Stores • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores • Convenience Stores • Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores • Meat Markets • Fruit & Vegetable Markets • Food (Health) Supplement Stores • Candy & Nut Stores • Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores
Health & Personal Care Stores
Cosmetics, Beauty Supplies & Perfume Stores • Pharmacies & Drug Stores • Optical Goods Stores
General Merchandise Stores
Department Stores • Variety Stores
Electronics & Appliance Stores
Audio/Video & Consumer Electronics Stores • Household Appliances
Furniture & Home Furnishings Stores
Furniture Stores • Floor Covering Stores • Home Furnishings Stores
Motor Vehicles & Parts Dealers
Auto Parts & Accessories Stores • Boat Dealers • Motorcycle Dealers • New Car Dealers • Recreational Vehicle Dealers • Tire Dealers • Used Car Dealers
Drinking Places - Alcoholic Beverages • Full-Service Restaurants • Limited Service Restaurants • Juice & Snack Bars, Espresso Bars
Online Shopping • Mail Order Houses • Kiosks
Retail segments are defined by the North American Industrial Classification System; summaries of those NAICS definitions appear at the top of each Segment's page
"How can these benchmark numbers be used?"
Go to the Retail Benchmarks Resource Center.
FREE to everyone to use.
Whether you are a retailer, or you work with retailers, The Retail Owners Institute makes it easy for you to get a quick financial health assessment of any retail business.
First, choose any one of the 55 retail segments listed on this page, and click the link.
When that "Retail Segment" page opens, immediately see 5-Year Trend Charts of these 6 key ratios that The ROI has identified for retailers to regularly monitor:
These Benchmark Trend Charts, available only from The ROI, offer a snapshot view of the financial health and viability of each retail sector.
Compare and Contrast Several Segments
Now, look at some other retail segments. (Use the Benchmarks menu bar tabs at the top of each page.)
Fascinating, isn't it? See how quickly you can compare and contrast different types of retailers. It's easy to gain insightful perspective.
Want to Know How Your Stores Compare?
Of course you do!
Click on the "Do Your Own Ratios" tab, and use the built-in KEY RATIOS Calculator. (Yes, it's complimentary; no charge to use.)
The Retail Owners Institute® makes these Benchmarks charts and the KEY RATIOS Calculator available online, anytime, 24/7, for free.
Be sure to take advantage of this information!
Step 1: Enter LY results for five key ratios Step 2: Enter This Year's Targets Step 3: Each month (no later than the 10th of the month!) enter YTD results
(Need more info on these ratios, how to calculate them, and what they mean? See the Retail Finance Basics section here at The ROI. And, view this online webcast from The ROI Co-Founders for more about the Owner's Dashboard. Click here to download and printout your own master copy of the Owner's Dashboard Trend Form)
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