Key Retail Benchmarks, 55 Retail/Restaurant Segments
There are no "general retailers".
Instead, there are booksellers, grocers, menswear retailers, lumber dealers, online retailers, gift stores, and on and on.
The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) identifies over 50 separate retail segments, each of which sells its own type of merchandise, e.g., bookstores, hardware stores, supermarkets, shoe stores, jewelry stores, tire dealers, womens apparel, sporting goods, etc.
And, each of these retail segments has its own financial performance benchmarks: profit margins, inventory turnover, etc.
For more information about the Key Ratio Benchmarks for each retail segment, go to The Retail Owners Institute® website. In the BENCHMARKS section, you will find 5 year trend charts of Performance Benchmarks for 6 Key Ratios, plus much more free information.
as defined by the North American Industrial Classification System
Furniture & Home Furnishings Stores
Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies Dealers
Food & Beverage Stores
Health & Personal Care Stores
Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores
Recreation & Leisure Activities Stores
General Merchandise Stores
Electronics & Appliance Stores
Other Specialty Retail Stores
Motor Vehicles & Parts Dealers