The ROI publishes key financial performance benchmark data in exclusive Five-Year Trend Charts for 55 separate retail segments, from hardware stores to bookstores, clothing stores, gift shops, wine stores, music stores, furniture stores, tire dealers, and more.
On these 55 Segment Pages, The ROI presents the 6 key ratios we have selected as particularly important for retailers to monitor. We focus on these because they represent "controllable variables" for retailers. Everything on The ROI site teaches to these 6 key ratios.
In addition, The ROI has charted and graphed the Five-Year Trends of these six key ratio performance metrics for independent retailers.
Go here to find your retail segment. Just click its name to go to its own page.
As is noted on each Benchmarks page, the source data is Risk Management Association's Annual Statement Studies. RMA collects financial statements from banks, and aggregates the findings for all industries, not just retailing.
RMA presents their data in 3 sections: the Top Quartile, the Middle Quartiles, the Bottom Quartile. Based on the Middle Quartiles results, The ROI calculates GMROI for each segment, and then prepares our Five Year Trend Charts for each of the 6 Key Ratios for each segment.