Retail Industry

With its year-on-year growth and variety of career opportunities, you could soon join the three million workers employed in the fast-paced retail sector.

What areas of retail can I work in?

Employment opportunities can be found in:

buying;
customer services;
loss prevention and security;
merchandising and allocation;
retail management;
visual merchandising;
warehouse, distribution, logistics and supply chain.

You could choose to work within a specific area of retail such as:

entertainment;
fashion;
food;
general merchandise;
health and beauty;
home;
sport and leisure;
technology.

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Who are the main graduate employers?

In clothing retail, employers include:

Arcadia Group (includes Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Topman, Topshop, Wallis);
Debenhams;
H&M;
John Lewis Partnership;
Marks & Spencer;
Next;
Primark;
River Island;
TJX Europe (includes TK Maxx and HomeSense).

In online shopping, large companies include:

Amazon.co.uk;
ASOS;
Boohoo.com;
eBay;
N Brown Group (includes Jacamo and JD Williams);
Shop Direct Group (includes Littlewoods.com and Very.co.uk).

Supermarket retailers include:

Aldi;
Asda;
Lidl;
Morrisons;
Sainsbury’s;
Tesco;
Waitrose.

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