Retail Trade in Switzerland
The retail trade industry is the sector of the economy that involves the sale of goods and services to consumers for personal or household use. This industry encompasses a wide range of businesses, from small, independent stores to large department stores and chain retailers.
Subcategories within the retail trade industry include:
- Department stores: These retailers offer a wide range of products, including clothing, electronics, home goods, and beauty products. Examples include Macy's, Nordstrom, and J.C. Penney.
- Specialty stores: These retailers focus on a specific product category, such as clothing, electronics, or sporting goods. Examples include Nike, Apple, and Forever 21.
- Grocery stores: These retailers sell food and household items, including fresh produce, meat, dairy, and packaged goods. Examples include Walmart, Kroger, and Safeway.
- Discount stores: These retailers offer a wide range of products at lower prices than traditional retailers. Examples include Dollar General, Family Dollar, and TJ Maxx.
- Online retailers: These retailers sell products through websites and mobile apps. Examples include Amazon, Etsy, and Zulily.
- Convenience stores: These retailers sell a limited selection of products, including snacks, drinks, and household essentials. Examples include 7-Eleven and Circle K.
- Pharmacies: These retailers sell prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as health and beauty products. Examples include CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid.