Athletic Shoe Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Athletic Shoe Stores Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Apparel & Accessories Stores | Oct 2014

Sprint ahead: The industry will grow as consumers gain confidence in their financial stability

The Athletic Shoe Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Adidas Adidas market share
Foot Locker Inc. Foot Locker Inc. market share
NIKE NIKE market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Athletic Shoe Stores industry ran through some rough times when the recession decelerated the US economy. However, the industry got back on track as more Americans became aware of the growing obesity trend, and consumer incomes increased. As the trend toward exercising increases, so will industry sales; but, these sales will be constrained by more and more consumers purchasing their athletic shoes from department stores, online retailers and specialty retailers.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Initial start-up costs are minimal for an athletic shoe store, and products are easy to acquire from wholesalers or even directly from manufacturers. Nonetheless, with a high level of concentration and increasing competition from online and sporting goods stores, there is little room in this industry for new players to establish themselves. Products sold by this industry are broadly the same across most retailers, leading to competitively priced products. However, some of the players in this industry have established license agreements with certain suppliers, which enabled them to source private-label products at favorable terms. On the other hand, due to low differentiation, retailers will find it difficult to target a niche market or differentiate their store from others... purchase to read more


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What is the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry?

This industry includes retailers that primarily sell athletic shoes, such as running shoes, basketball shoes and sneakers; these stores may also sell apparel. Stores that primarily sell specialty sports footwear, such as golf shoes, bowling shoes and spiked shoes, are included as part of the Sporting Goods Stores industry (IBISWorld report 45111). Used goods and online sales are also excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Men's athletic shoesWomen's athletic shoesChildren's athletic shoesApparel
Industry Activities
Retailing sneakersRetailing running shoesRetailing basketball shoesRetailing apparel and other related accessories

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