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Retail trade managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments that sell merchandise or services on a retail basis. Retail trade managers are employed by retail sales establishments or they may own and operate their own store.
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- Plan, direct and evaluate the operations of establishments engaged in retail sales or of departments in such establishments
- Manage staff and assign duties
- Study market research and trends to determine consumer demand, potential sales volumes and effect of competitors' operations on sales
- Determine merchandise and services to be sold, and implement price and credit policies
- Locate, select and procure merchandise for resale
- Develop and implement marketing strategies
- Plan budgets and authorize expenditures
- Resolve customer complaints
- Determine staffing requirements and hire or oversee hiring of staff.
Outlook & Prospects for Retail Trade Managers in Lanaudière Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lanaudière Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2013-01-08|
For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Lanaudière region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Most opportunities will arise from the need to replace retiring workers and, to a lesser degree, job creation. Openings will be filled mainly by experienced internal candidates. The level of employment for this occupation is directly related to retail activity. Over the past three years, employment in retail has been climbing. Given the good outlook for the retail industry, weak employment growth is forecasted for this occupation over the projection period. The number of workers in this occupation is therefore expected to increase slightly during the 2012-2014 period.
Employees in this occupational group work mainly in retail trade.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2013
- The Franck Majeau pharmacy in Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare is investing $700,000 to expand its establishment and purchase an automatic bagger for pharmaceuticals. This expansion will create two new jobs, adding to the 37 already in place. (available in French only)
- Petro-Canada began construction of a new service station with two car wash bays in the east end of Repentigny. This 4,000-square-foot facility should open its doors in February 2014. (available in French only)
- Construction works on the Larkétype urban space, a $7M project, are almost complete. This commercial building will consist of businesses, professional offices and condominiums. (available in French only)
- Halte Chemin du Roy, a new gas station and convenience store, recently opened its doors in Lavaltrie. This new place of business enabled the creation of 30 new jobs. (available in French only)
- The Patrick Morin de Lavaltrie branch has been inaugurated after an investment of several million dollars for its expansion, following a blaze in 2012. This investment has led to the creation of nearly a dozen new jobs. (available in French only)
- Economax, a retail furniture and appliance chain, will be opening the doors of a new store in spring 2014 in Joliette following an investment of $2.5M (available in French only)
- Le Groupe Harnois is investing $500,000 to open a new Esso service station with convenience store and car wash in Joliette, creating about ten new jobs (available in French only)
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