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Retail Business

What is it?


Retail is mainly about selling goods in retail outlets and on the internet. It also includes 'supply chains' - the sourcing, supplying, purchasing, packaging, marketing and delivery of the right goods to sell to customers.  

To make it easier to find the information you need for your career planning, we have split some of this information into the main work areas of:

  • Store Operations 
  • Buying
  • Customer Contact Centres 
  • Marketing 
  • Logistics 

The information has been divided into:

Large retail businesses also employ people in business, administration, finance and information technology jobs.


Useful web links

The following documents are attached to this page, please click on an icon or the title to download (this will open a new window)
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Retail business factsheet Gloucestershire January 2012
the current and future job market, local information, and contacts