Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Despite struggles across the entire retail sector, the rapidly growing Health Stores industry has performed well over the past five years. The needs of the aging population, trends toward increased healthy living and improving per capita disposable income are all contributing to the industry's growth. In particular, changing attitudes toward personal healthcare are driving demand for natural and antiaging products. As a result, revenue is expected to rise during the five years to 2016, and 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 Locations Chapter
The Health Stores industry is highly fragmented, consisting of a large number of establishments located throughout the country that primarily serve local markets. The geographical dispersion of the industry largely reflects the population, age and household income distribution in the United States. Store locations are integral to a company's success in the industry. Operators target retail sites that are located in high traffic areas, have easy access and good visibility from major roadways and convenient parking.
Major industry player Vitamin Shoppe Inc... purchase to read more