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Retail and Apparel Industry: Government Resources

Useful Government Resources on the Retail Industry

Monthy & Annual Retail Trade 

  • Page from the United States Census Bureau.
  • Includes Monthly and Annual Trade Reports with data from the 1990s to the present.
  • Also includes retail e-commerce sales reports that are released on a quarterly basis.

Retail Sales items from United Stataes Department of Commerce

  • Includes statements and other press releases, primarily from the U.S. Commerce Secretary.

Retail Industry Portal (EPA)

  • Site from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • From the site: "The Retail Industry Portal provides access to the many programs and resources available to help prevent and resolve environmental issues at retail establishments. Two types of resources are available:
    • Compliance Resources: Help you meet current regulatory obligations. In addition to Federal regulations, state regulations may also apply to your business activities. Not complying with regulatory obligations can result in enforcement actions.
    • Sustainability Resources: Help you voluntarily go beyond regulatory obligations to protect the environment.

Retail Trade (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • Information on workforce statistics and working conditions for the Retail Trade - NAICS 44-45