Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Escalating external competition from online and mainstream adult product retailers, which increasingly carry vibrators and other erotica, has pressured growth in the Adult Stores industry. Over the past five years, as shoppers enjoyed the benefits of purchasing adult products online, which include anonymity, wider purchase selection and lower prices, industry revenue grew moderately. Still, the widespread acceptance of sex paraphernalia, evidenced by mainstream stores such as Walmart and CVS carrying some adult products and increased sexuality on TV, has helped boost demand for industry stores. In the coming years, the industry is anticipated to benefit from rising disposable income, which will increase spending on adult paraphernalia.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographical spread of the Adult Stores industry reflects the distribution of population. Generally, the higher the number of residents in a geographic region, the higher the demand will be for industry establishments in that area. In 2015, industry establishments are estimated to be concentrated in the Southeast, Great Lakes and West regions, which house the most people.
The Southeast region is expected to account for the highest share of industry establishments, containing about 28.3% of industry establishments. This region accounts for the highest share of population, over 25.0%. The Great Lakes region also holds a high level of establishments, accounting for about 15.9% of nationwide establishments; this region accounts for about 15.0% of the nation's population... purchase to read more