The retail and wholesale sector is the largest private sector employer in the province.
The number of people working in this sector remains steady at 11,000, according to The 2014 Prince Edward Island Statistical Review.
Retail sales on PEI in 2014 increased for the fifth year in a row with a 3.3 per cent increase. Notable increases were seen in supermarkets, up 7.7 percent or $27.7 million, and motor vehicle and parts dealers, up 5.5 percent or $22.5 million.
Sales were down at furniture stores (down 10.2 percent or $2.2 million) and at electronics and appliance stores (down 5.1 percent or $2.0 million).
The number of new vehicles sold saw an all-time high. The value of new vehicles sold was $218.2 million (up 5.6 percent), also an all-time high.
Retail / Wholesale on Prince Edward Island – Hiring practices
Atlantic Safety Wear, Montague
Baker’s Corner Express Petro Canada, Montague
Beck’s Home Furniture, Montague
Buns & Things Bakery, Charlottetown
Green Diamond Equipment, Stratford, Summerside and Bloomfield
Kent Building Supplies, Island wide
Main Street Pharmasave, Souris
Mrs. Dunster’s, Borden-Carleton
Pigeons Floors & Décor, Montague
Pure Spa Inc./Moksha Yoga, Charlottetown
Riverview Country Market, Charlottetown
Shoreline Design PEI, Georgetown
Spring Valley Building Centre Ltd., Kensington, O’Leary Building Centre Ltd., O’Leary, and Town & Country Carpet One, Summerside
Tignish Co-operative, Tignish
Some types of retail stores on PEI
- Appliance, TV, & Electronics
- Auto Parts and Accessories
- Health Food Supplies
- Baked Goods
- Building Materials & Supplies
- Car, Boat, & Heavy Equipment
- Lawn and Garden Equipment
- Computers & Software
- Luggage and Leather Goods
- Meat, Fish & Seafood Markets
- Nurseries & Garden Centres
- Office Supplies
- Gas Stations
- Sports, Toys, Hobby, Games & Music
- Gift, Novelty & Souvenirs
Some staff titles
- General Manager
- Sales Associate
- Service Manager
- Department Manager
- Licensed Technician
- Operational Manager
- Associate Buyer
- Sports Clerk
- Department Supervisor
- Service Advisor
Top websites to find PEI retail jobs
For an overview of many Job Posting sites, advertising PEI jobs, click here.
For more information about retail careers, visit the Retail Council of Canada at www.retailcouncil.org.
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