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Shoe Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Shoe Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44821 | Dec 2013

Next step: Pressure from imports, department stores and online sales will force stores to stay competitive

IBISWorld’s Shoe Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$32bn
Annual Growth 08-13
1.8%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
210,031
Businesses
10,952
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Following revenue declines due to weak consumer purchasing power during the recession, the Shoe Stores industry has recorded growth in each year since 2010. The rebound has primarily been fueled by rising consumer sentiment and per capita disposable income. As the economy continues to recover and consumers loosen their discretionary budgets, the industry is anticipated to fare well. While competition will likely continue to intensify, participants in the Shoe Stores industry can effectively compete by offering exclusive shoe styles... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The four largest players in the Shoe Stores industry are Foot Locker, Designer Shoe Warehouse, Payless ShoeSource and Brown Shoe Company. Together, they account for 38.3% of industry revenue. Concentration in the industry has increased slightly over the past five years, with competitively priced retailers gaining larger portions of the market during the economic recession. As the US economy recovers, market share concentration is expected to drop slightly as competition from local retailers intensifies.

Major players in this industry have numerous retail outlets throughout the United States, while smaller players are generally independently owned and cater to a specific geographic market... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Shoe Stores Industry?

Retailing footwear is the primary function of this industry. The sale of footwear usually involves purchasing footwear from wholesalers and selling it directly to customers. Hosiery and sports footwear, such as golf shoes, bowling shoes and cleats (included in IBISWorld industry report 45111, Sporting Goods Stores) are excluded from this industry, as are any sales made via catalogs or the internet.

Industry Products
Men's shoes (not including athletic)Women's shoes (not including athletic)Men's athletic shoesWomen's athletic shoesChildren's shoesSlippers and other shoes
 
Industry Activities
Retailing children's shoesRetailing athletic shoes (except sport-specific shoes like cleats and bowling shoes)Retailing men's casual and formal shoesRetailing women's casual and formal shoes


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