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Family Dollar is a growing fortune 300 company. Products available at the store are in the categories of food and beverages, household cleaners, housewares, apparel, bathroom and laundry products. Family Dollar Inc. has annual revenues exceeding 7 billion dollars, with over 50,000 employees in their workforce. Family Dollar Inc. sustains business with over 7,200 stores in 45 different states in the nation. Full-time team member employees of the Family Dollar company can receive a bundle of benefits including retirement, financial securities, health and welfare, wellness and “worklife benefits”. Part-time team members can also receive benefits in medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance, 401k plan, and ESPP stock.
The Home Depot is a big-box format retail store in available in all 50 American States, as well as many other nations in the world. The headquarters of the company is located in Cobb County, Georgia of Greater Atlanta. The Home Depot Company beats out its greatest rivals as the overall highest generator of revenue in the home improvement retailing department. Home Depot was founded in 1978 and has seen great revenues since. In fiscal year 2012, Home Depot had retail sales of $74.8 billion with earnings of $4.5 billion. Home Depot can be regarded as an interesting company partly due to its employees. Home Depot has the most Olympic medals held in a company by its employees. Also, one of the co-founders, Frank Blake, had purchased the Atlanta Falcons franchise. Perhaps The Home Depot Company has no problem encouraging its employees to follow their dreams.
The CVS/Caremark pharmacy is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. CVS is the largest health care provider company of the pharmaceutical department in the United States. Currently about 200,000 colleagues are employed in 45 American States including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and just recently opened chain retail drug stores in Brazil. Due to serving 5 million customers everyday, there seems to be no shortage of employment opportunities coming anytime soon for the industry.
The Dollar General Corporation is America’s largest discount retailer in the small-box industry. Dollar General currently has more than 10,000 stores in 40 different American States, 12 distribution centers, and over 90,000 employees nationwide. The first Dollar General store was founded by a man named J.L. Turner and opened in Springfield, Kentucky on June 1, 1955. The store began with a simple concept of nothing costing more than a dollar for the customer. The innovation of the new style of pricing in the store resulted in the success of 5 million dollars of annual sales for 29 nationwide Dollar General stores. Today, about 25% of the store’s merchandise still sells for a dollar or less.
The Walgreen Company has over 8,000 retail drugstores in all 50 American States. The company was founded by Charles R. Walgreen in the current headquarter City of Chicago, Illinois in 1901. The career opportunities include part-time and full-time retail positions, pharmacy technicians, and various positions in the corporate headquarters. Both part-time and full-time employees can take advantage of entitled benefits.
There is no doubt the booming of the video game industry can be strongly credited to the constant upgrades of the hottest video game consoles. Gamestop is benefiting the most from the boom by retaining their top spot as the largest video game retailer in the world. There are over 6,000 stores in the United States and 17 countries. The company was first started under the name of “Babbage” in Dallas, Texas
in the year of 1984. Gamesstop also owns the rights to the popular video game magazine call Game Informer. A great deal Gamestop makes with its customers is allowing them to trade in their used video games for store credit in exchange for other products in the store. This practice has been controversial because the video game developers are not able to profit from these transactions. Gamestop is currently employing over 45,000 people worldwide and ranks in the fortune 500 list with annual revenues exceeding $8 billion.
Walmart is the largest employer in the United States, with nearly one-third of the nation’s population visiting on a weekly basis. The company is also versatile in the sense that it operates under 55 different names on the international level. The annual revenue of Walmart in the year of 2012 has numbers increasing $400 billion. If Walmart was to be its own nation, the annual revenues would make its economy the 26th largest in the world. There is certainly an abundance of the store available to shop and seek employment in, as 90% of people living in America have a Walmart within 15 miles of their residences. Walmart is known for its low prices among all retail competitors and is a leader in creating entry level jobs for all of the world’s population.
Target has nearly 2,000 stores in business in the United States, 48 stores in Canada, and running off of 37 distribution centers. Over 350,000 people are employed worldwide by Target. Target was founded in 1962 in the suburb of Roseville, Minnesota. Currently ranking in at number 2, Target claims one of the top spots in America as a leader in retailing of general merchandises. Target ranks in the top 50 of the Fortune 500 companies with employment constantly focusing on diversity within the company. The employee initiative of the company is “All Together Target”, and regularly cooperates with vendors and contractors that are owned by minorities.
Like Target, Kmart was founded in the year of 1962. The company currently ranks third worldwide in discounting stores behind Walmart and Target, in that order respectively. Kmart now operates with over 1,000 stores in 49 American States including Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2005, Kmart bought the Sears Holding Company, simply more commonly known as Sears. Since the 1980s, Kmart has also merged with other companies such as Borders, Waldenbooks, and Sports Authority.
Forever 21 is a chain of clothing retailer stores which was founded in Los Angeles, California by a husband and wife couple by the names of Do Won Chang and Jin Sook Chang. The fashion of the store’s clothing began with trends from South Korea at the time of 1984 when it was first founded. Now the clothing retail store sells clothing and accessories for women, men, young women and teenage girls. As of 2013, the Forever 21 brand name is booming in the clothing retail industry, as it has expanded by more than 450 stores in the United States and nearly 100 international locations. The expanding and international role of the brand has estimated sales to be at an upwards of $3.5 billion dollars. The increased outlook for the company is sure to be opening up much more entry-level and management jobs for those looking for career opportunities.
Hollister Company is a clothing brand which was introduced to the industry in the year of 2000 by the popular Abercombie & Fitch Company. The fashion trend of the brand is a touch of the style and wear of the younger generation of Southern California, giving it a surfer and beach feel. The Hollister Company’s quick and unexpected rise of success, even beyond its makers of Abercrombie & Fitch has led to higher prices in the merchandise due to the implementation of higher-grade materials in the making of its clothing.
Foot Locker is a world leading American based foot and sportswear retail company. The company as a whole has nearly 40,000 employees with more than 3,500 Foot Locker mall-based stores worldwide, of which more than 2,500 are based in the U.S.
In 1956, two brothers by the names of Louis and Shaol Pozez from the state of Kentucky founded the American discount footwear retailer company of Payless. Payless first became popular in the 1980s by its new and unique designed shoes made by brand name of Pro Wings. This new design made use of Velcro straps to secure the fitting of shoes to one’s feet instead of shoelaces. In the year of 2007, Payless closed nearly 100 Payless Shoe stores and changed the name of the company to Collective Brands, Inc.
Pizza Hut is the world’s largest and leading pizza restaurant company. The company was first founded in 1958, and very interestingly the first store that had opened in Wichita, Kansas still runs and exists today. Pizza Hut is definitely an aggressive consumer of the dairy department as it uses more than 300 million pounds of cheese alone to make its pizzas each year. The headquarters of Pizza Hut is located in Dallas, Texas. With over 6,000 franchise stores in the U.S., it is only just above half of the stores open worldwide with nearly 4,000 stores in 100 other different countries.
Dunkin Donuts is the most popular doughnut shop company in the world. The company was founded in the state of Massachusetts by Bill Rosenberg. It can be safe to assume that Mr. Rosenburg may be responsible for keeping much of law enforcement up and energized throughout their workdays. Perhaps the success of the company can be credited to the assortment of more than 50 flavors of doughnuts the store offers, making it a great choice of place to get a sweet bite for any treat lover.
With their well known motto, “We Love To See You Smile” what is there to not love about Mcdonalds? Mcdonalds leads the world in food service retailing with more than 30,000 restaurants locally while serving more than 60 million people in 118 different countries of the world. Food service isn’t the only department Mcdonalds is a world leader in. Mcdonalds also leads the world in toy distribution. That’s right, more than the most popular of toy stores. This feat can be credited to the including of toys in kid’s happy meals. In the United States, 9 out of 10 kids eat at Mcdonalds at least once a month. The franchise currently has about 1.8 million employees worldwide. Mcdonalds is also popular in being known as a first job for many in the workforce.
The first Subway store was founded in the year of 1967 in Wallingford, Connecticut by Fred DeLuca. Since the founding days, the company has grown into a much expanded business with nearly 40,000 outlets in over 100 countries of the world. Subway is popular for its low fat menu of sandwiches, and advertises healthy eating constantly. There are currently over 150,000 employees in the Subway franchise. Although Subway is a fresh and healthy choice in comparison to just about every fast food restaurant, the preparation and delivery of most of the food is usually served to the customer in approximately 60 seconds.
Burger King is one of the most popular fast food restaurants with over 11,000 stores serving worldwide. Burger King can be found in all 50 American States and over 70 other different countries. Burger King is the second largest hamburger fast food chain in the world, only behind the most obvious.
Founded in the year of 1883 in the state of Ohio by a man named Bernard Kroger, the country’s largest grocery store chain reported 90.4 billion dollars in sales for the fiscal year of 2012. The Kroger company is a Fortune 500 ranked company with over 3,000 stores in over 30 states and over 300,000 employees. The jobs available for grocery store associates are cashier, manager, co-manager, grocery clerk, pharmacist, pharmacy technician, floor supervisor, grocery bagging, and courtesy clerk.
Food Lion was originally founded under the name of Food Town in the year of 1957 in Salisbury, North Carolina. What a fitting name of a city to start a grocery store! The grocery store’s catchy slogans included, “Get Your Lion’s Share”, “Good Neighbors, Great Prices”, and “Extra Low Prices”. Beginning with one single grocery store, in the first ten years of business Food Lion was able to see enough growth to open 7 more grocery stores with 5 million dollars in sales. Despite a couple of costly lawsuits against the company, The DelHaize Group Executives which is the leading company group of Food Lion, has been known to donate to a various amount of charity organizations.