8 retail skills that put you in demand



The retail industry is powering ahead despite reports of store closings. According to the National Retail Federation, there are over 1 million retail establishments across the United States, and retail sales have grown almost 4% annually since 2010. In fact, during the holiday 2019 season, retail sales grew 4.1% from the previous year to $730.2 billion. Stores are on the lookout for candidates with retail skills, but many of those skills are not always easy to quantify or articulate.