Retail energy marketers grow

The 2012 Retail Energy Marketer Trends Report indicates retail energy marketers have robust growth plans for 2012.

More than 75 percent of retailers surveyed plan to add jobs this year, and many plan to hire 10 or more employees. In addition to job growth, a majority of retailers are expanding into new markets, adding new products or services and investing in technology.

“The survey results confirm that the emerging retail energy industry is driving growth and recovery in the U.S. economy,” said Craig Goodman, National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) president. “Energy competition is benefitting consumers with lower prices and varied product offerings. Retail energy marketers are also creating jobs and making investments to serve consumers in markets across the country. The retail energy community is thriving and succeeding because of the value it brings to consumers of all sizes.”

The report details results of the Retail Energy Marketer Survey conducted in early 2012 by Skipping Stone. Skipping Stone Chairman and CEO Peter Weigand said the segment is growing as retailers hire people, invest in technology and expand into new markets with diversified products and services.

“M&A activity should also be robust this year, as several retailers are seeking acquisitions to compel growth and expand their footprint,” Weigand said.
 

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Retail energy marketers grow

The 2012 Retail Energy Marketer Trends Report indicates retail energy marketers have robust growth plans for 2012.

More than 75 percent of retailers surveyed plan to add jobs this year, and many plan to hire 10 or more employees. In addition to job growth, a majority of retailers are expanding into new markets, adding new products or services and investing in technology.

“The survey results confirm that the emerging retail energy industry is driving growth and recovery in the U.S. economy,” said Craig Goodman, National Energy Marketers Association (NEM) president. “Energy competition is benefitting consumers with lower prices and varied product offerings. Retail energy marketers are also creating jobs and making investments to serve consumers in markets across the country. The retail energy community is thriving and succeeding because of the value it brings to consumers of all sizes.”

The report details results of the Retail Energy Marketer Survey conducted in early 2012 by Skipping Stone. Skipping Stone Chairman and CEO Peter Weigand said the segment is growing as retailers hire people, invest in technology and expand into new markets with diversified products and services.

“M&A activity should also be robust this year, as several retailers are seeking acquisitions to compel growth and expand their footprint,” Weigand said.
 

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