Department Stores
NAICS 452111: This U.S. industry comprises establishments known as department stores that have separate departments for various
merchandise lines, such as apparel, jewelry, home furnishings, and linens, each with separate cash registers and sales associates.
Department stores in this industry generally do not have central customer checkout and cash register facilities.
 

Benchmarks

Minimize
see below for source for benchmark numbers

©Copyright, The Retail Owners Institute®. Based on data from Risk Management Association Annual Statement Studies, 2013/2014.  www.rmahq.org

About Benchmarks

Minimize

Reminders

  • The segments featured at The ROI reflect the definitions and designations of the North American Industrial Classification System.
  • The ROI has selected 6 Key Ratios for retailers to monitor:
    Pre-Tax Profit • Gross Margin • Inventory Turnover • Debt-to-Worth Ratio • Current Ratio • Return on Assets 
  • The ROI presents 5-Year Trend Charts of only the median value reported for each of these key ratios. 
  • Retailers may need to examine the benchmark numbers in more than one segment to get perspective on their own store's performance, particularly if their store does not exactly fit the NAICS category.


Have Questions? Get Answers Fast!

See The ROI's Retail Benchmarks Resource Center. Quick What, Why & How answers. All FREE!

GMROI by Retail Segments

Minimize

The #1 measure of inventory productivity available to retailers.

GMROI (also known as GMROII) stands for Gross Margin Return On Inventory Investment. It tells you how many dollars in gross margin you get back during the year for each dollar you have invested in inventory. 

Based on the Retail Benchmarks, The Retail Owners Institute has calculated the average GMROI for each of the retail segments. Now, any retailer, anywhere, can quickly see: How do your stores compare?

Know more about GMROI

The ROI makes it fast and easy! Take advantage of these specialized resources.

 

 

   
 Online Training Course + Calculator Recorded Live at TOPICAL TUESDAYS  Controlling Profits, Inventory & 
Cash Flow  
Online GMROI Calculator 

Monthly Retail Sales Results vs. Last Year

Minimize

“How are sales?” is essentially the universal greeting between retailers. 

That's why The ROI provides  - FREE - "comp sales results"monthly sales results compared to L.Y. for all major retail sectors (e.g., apparel, furniture & home furnishings, etc.) 

  • Instead of rows and columns of tiny numbers, we have calculated the percent change (so you can easily compare).
  • And, we present this in charts showing the trailing 6 months. 

Quickly see for yourself: which sectors are up this month versus L.Y.? Which are flat? Or down? Then, most important, see how your sales compare!

 


Retail Business Insights

Minimize

More Resources

Minimize

Scroll down for...

  • Retail Benchmarks Resource Center
  • GMROI for 54 Retail Segments
  • Compare Your Monthly Sales
  • and more resources for busy retailers

New! Only from The ROI

Is Growth in Your Future?

Your GMROI Can Tell!

click here • see now

Free • Quick • Uniquely Retail

GMROI Rater

Another Retail STRATA:G® Online Resource
(That's "strategy". Every retailer needs one!)



Easily compare offers 
for your financing needs

Now you have choices!

New • Free • Fast!

Go to Banks4Retailers.com


Need a Buying Plan?
Right now? For free?



Online OTB Plans • Free!
Go to Open-to-Buy Center


Local Retailer?

Tips | Tactics | Growth Strategies

Go to Small Biz Retailer


scroll below "Monthly Retail Sales Results" for more resources

Online Retail Courses


Go to eLearning Portal


Yes! Send me The ROI NEWS 
each week.
  • Strategic insights & tips from the Co-Founders
  • Exclusive offers, savings at The ROI
  • Access to free retail management webinars each week

Special Bonus!
Get $20 off ROI Membership 
See your inbox for details

Aspiring or Expanding Retailer?

Have Pressing Issues?

Go to Retail Turnaround Experts

Get The ROI NEWS • AND, Save $20 on Member Access!
Get The ROI NEWS • AND, Save $20 on Member Access!
Subscribe
FREE to Your Inbox Each Week • Timely Tips & Tactics • Access to Free Management Webinars • Strategic Insights from Co-Founders
Copyright 1999–2014 by The Retail Owners Institute® and Outcalt & Johnson: Retail Strategists, LLC