The retail industry involves that process of any company that is engaged in the sale of products for personal, professional or household consumption.

Consumption here differs from requisites. It also includes services being rendered to facilitate the industry. Key aspects of this industry include regular and irregular trade. Companies in the retail trade industry indulge in activity that promotes sales or tries to draw the attention of regular consumers.

ProgressBay sets its sights straight when it comes to the process of the acquisition of the contact details of individuals and companies that are intrinsic to the functioning and process of the retail trade industry. In most cases, companies within this industry directly sell retail products to customers for their household requirements. But in some cases companies in this industry also cater to other companies. In other words, they cater to a B2C (business to customer) and B2B (business to business). Establishments in the retail trade industry have a large amount of sales and have it regularly. The process of incidental and impulse buying and selling also largely affects and contributes to this segment. A very complex industry, the retail trade industry is hard to compile in terms of data collection. However, ProgressBay has taken the responsibility of gathering the data, segregating it and confirming the veracity of the database and its contact details.


Any retail establishments involved in selling any materials that are used for building, hardware, garden requisites and mobile houses fall within this sub-sector. Materials include lumber, Point material, plants and other nursery stock, glass, hardware and wallpaper material. Hardware such as air conditioning, heating and plumbing services also fall in this category.

General Merchandise stores basically sell a wide range of types of merchandise such as goods that are dry, clothing and apparel, furniture and home furnishing products, hardware products and food items. Stores that sell such products are called department stores, provision stores or general stores.

Any stores that are involved in the sale of food items come under this sub-sector. The food items being sold include prepared food items, drinks, etc., for on-premise consumption.

Retail dealers that deal with the sales of new or used automobiles, recreational vehicles, utility vehicles, boats and motorcycles etc., fall within this category.

Any stores that sell clothing, apparel, accessories, etc., of any sort fall within the category of this sub-sector.

This particular sub-sector comprises companies that specifically look at the provision of furnishing services, floor coverings, household electrical appliances, etc. Companies in this sub-sector also provide repairing services for each of the above.

Any retail establishments that fall within the category of selling food and drinks for instant consumption (catering to the instant gratification aspect), are a part of the Eating and Drinking places sub-sector.

Drug stores, retail stores, liquor stores, stores that sell merchandise, fuel dealers, stores that sell goods, etc., fall under the sub-sector category of miscellaneous retail.

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