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Health Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Health Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44619 | Sep 2014

Healthy growth: Rising health consciousness and the needs of the aging population will bolster demand

IBISWorld’s Health Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$18bn
Annual Growth 09-14
2.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
156,510
Businesses
64,847
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite struggles across the entire retail sector, the rapidly growing Health Stores industry has performed well during the five years to 2014. The needs of the aging population, increasing trends toward healthy living, improving per capita disposable income and escalating healthcare costs are contributing to the industry's growth. In particular, changing attitudes toward personal healthcare are driving demand for natural and anti-aging products. As a result, revenue is expected to rise during the five years to 2014. Moderate growth is expected to continue during the next five years. Despite cost-reduction efforts, profit margins are expected to fall, as competition from new market entrants, mass merchandisers and online retailers intensifies and drives down prices... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Health Stores industry has a low level of capital intensity. Wages account for 20.8% of revenue in 2014, while depreciation is expected to be 1.5% of revenue. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.07 in capital investment. This is typical of most retailing industries, which rely more on labor than on capital investment. In the Health Store industry, staff with strong product knowledge that can offer helpful product advice and assist customers in making a purchasing decision are critical to a store's success. This is particularly the case in the face of mounting competition from online retailers. Knowledgeable staff members offer retailers a competitive advantage in customer service... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Health Stores Industry?

The Health Stores industry includes retailers that primarily sell health and personal care products. Industry establishments include nutritional supplement stores, convalescent and prosthetic supply stores and specialized medical supply stores. The industry excludes pharmacies and optical goods, perfume, cosmetics and beauty supply stores.

Industry Products
Vitamin and mineral supplementsFirst-aid productsConvalescent care productsOrthopedic equipmentSports nutrition products
 
Industry Activities
Retailing convalescent care productsRetailing first-aid productsRetailing orthopedic equipmentRetailing sports nutrition equipmentRetailing vitamin and mineral supplementsRetailing otological equipment


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