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Retail Management

Retail Store Manager, Retail Management Degrees, Retail Management Training


There are several levels of management in larger retail outlets.  In the smaller stores Retail Managers handle purchasing, merchandising, sales management and overall management.  Sales Supervisors oversee retail sales personnel, handle staffing and floor coverage as well as some merchandising.


Merchandise Managers are in charge of a group of buyers and department managers; they plan and supervise the purchase and marketing of merchandise in a broad area, such as women’s apparel or appliances.   Department Store Managers direct and coordinate the activities in these stores. They may set pricing policies to maintain profitability.


Retail Chain Store Area Managers or district managers oversee the activities of clothing and accessory store managers in an area. They hire managers, ensure that company policies are carried out, and coordinate sales and promotional activities. 


Degrees for Professionals in Retail Management


  • Bachelors in Business/Retail Management
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Organizational Management/Retail Management
  • Bachelors in Business/Accounting


Median Annual Salaries for Retail Managers


Retail Store Manager


E-Commerce Sales Manager


Area Store Manager


District Sales Manager




Source: Salary.Com





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