Retail is the sale of goods and services and forms part of what is known as a supply chain, whereby products are manufactured, bought wholesale by a retailer and then sold on to consumers. Shops are retail outlets, and goods may also be bought and sold online. There are different kinds of jobs available at every point in the supply chain.
For example, a buyer identifies which products to purchase and often negotiates with suppliers and assists with promoting the goods. A sales assistant has direct contact with customers, while a store manager has supervisory responsibilities for other staff and sometimes also for retail premises.Read More