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Retail is the sale of material goods, products or services.

Sales

Sales is defined as the activities taken to entice and/or support purchasing behaviours of specific offerings (items/brands/product-lines) within given products/services over a specifically measured period of time.


Stores

Prominent consumer product retail chains and brands include:

USA

  1. Wal-Mart (M&A with Woolco, Sam's Club, Seiyu and others)[1]
  2. Target (who had also attempted/botched a major expansion into Canada through acquisition of bankrupt Zellers retail locations)
  3. Circuit City (M&A with RadioShack, The Source and others)
  4. BestBuy (M&A with GreatCall, Dealtree, 5-star appliance, Speakeasy, Geeksquad, and others)
  5. HMV (M&A with SamTheRecordMan, and others)
  6. Barnes & Noble (M&A with SparkNotes, FatBrain & others)
  7. Amazon (the E-Coerce giant made its big leap into retail through M&A with Whole Foods and launch of “no-lineups/cashiers pay for what you take” Amazon Go)

Canada

Most of the major brands are also available in Canada, some (such as Sears and Toys-r-Us have an even bigger market share in Canada than in their home country, the US).

  1. Canadian Tire (M&A with Helly Hansen, Mark’s Work Warehouse, FGL Sports & others)
  2. The Bay (M&A with Eaton's, and others)
  3. Eddie Bauer
  4. Roots
  5. BestBuy (acquired Canadian electronics chain FutureShop; which itself had done M&A with MusicWorld and others)
  6. Chapters (M&A with Indigo and others)
  7. Toys-r-Us (M&A or strategic partnerships with eToys, FAO Schwartz; spin-off Babies-R-Us)


Japan

  1. Odakyu
  2. Isetan
  3. JUSCO
  4. Lambd's Club
  5. Tsutaya
  6. Uniqlo

Europe

  1. Promodes (France)
  2. Auchan ("")
  3. Carrefour ("")
  4. Leclerc ("")
  5. Metro (Germany)
  6. Rewe ("")
  7. Schwarz ("")
  8. Aldi ("")
  9. Tesco (UK)
  10. J. Sainsbury ("")
  11. Safeway Stores ("")
  12. El Corte Ingles (Spain)
  13. ICA ("")
  14. SHV Makro (Netherlands)
  15. Migros (Switzerland)
  16. H&M (Sweden)[2]
  17. IKEA ("")
  18. Benetton (Italy)

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Major Retailers

Walmart

See: Walmart

BestBuy

BestBuy is a leading North American retail outlet specializing in electronics, but now offering products of all types (as per Wal-Mart, Costco and the North American super department store). BestBuy attained noteriety as the first major "click-and-mortar" retailer to make its full product catalog publicly available via an API and Web Service, in competition with then purely online E-Commerce giant Amazon.

Canadian Tire

TJ Max

Winners

Sporting Goods

Cleve's (Source for Sports)

Clothing

H & M

Zara

Nordstrom

Old Navy

Gap

Giant Tiger

Used Goods Retailers

Value Village

Frenchy's

Habitat for Humanity

Salvation Army

Defunct Major Retailers

The following chains went bankrupt or were acquired/decommissioned:

  • Woolco
  • Eatons
  • K-mart
  • Zellers (M&A with K-mart, HB, others... all store closed[4])
  • Sears
  • Borders (books)
  • HMV (Canadian stores/operations)
  • GAP
  • Target (Canadian stores/operations)
  • Toys-R-Us (US stores/operations)
  • Gordmans
  • Payless ShoesSource

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Defunct Minor Retailers

See Music#Retail


Resources

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External Links


References

  1. wikipedia: List of assets owned by Walmart
  2. wikipedia: H&M
  3. Top 50 European Retail Groups: http://www.dtgdesign.com/retail/top_europe_retailers.htm
  4. Zellers’ Last 2 Remaining Stores to Close: https://www.retail-insider.com/retail-insider/2019/8/zellers-last-2-remaining-stores-to-close-analysis
  5. wikipedia: List of defunct retailers of the United States
  6. wikipedia: List of defunct department stores of the United States
  7. wikipedia: List of defunct restaurants of the United States
  8. wikipedia: List of defunct Canadian companies
  9. How Consumers Spend Their Money: https://wallethub.com/edu/how-consumers-spend-their-money/25616
  10. wikipedia: Federated Co-operatives
  11. Co-Op Canada News: http://www.canadianfreestuff.com/co-op-canada-news/
  12. Co-op Atlantic to lay off 400 employees and close four food stores: http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/co-op-atlantic-to-lay-off-400-employees-and-close-four-food-stores-1.2440862
  13. Co-op Atlantic voting to sell food, fuel assets to Sobeys: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/co-op-atlantic-voting-to-sell-food-fuel-assets-to-sobeys-1.2345389
  14. Co-op Atlantic votes to sell grocery business to Sobeys: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/co-op-atlantic-votes-to-sell-grocery-business-to-sobeys-1.3072371
  15. Co-op Atlantic: http://www.cbj.ca/co-op_atlantic_co-op_atlantic_celebrates_the_year_of_the_co-op/
  16. Co-op Atlantic announces initiation of CCAA proceedings: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/co-op-atlantic-announces-initiation-of-ccaa-proceedings-518030991.html
  17. Toys & Wheels 80s/90s Canadian Toy Store: https://www.reddit.com/r/canada/comments/b0h1qk/toys_wheels_80s90s_canadian_toy_store/

See Also

E-Commerce | Marketing | Amazon