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Shoe Stores in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Shoe Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44821 | Jul 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Shoe 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
$32bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
215,247
Businesses
11,066
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 less than 30.0% of industry revenue, giving the industry a low level of concentration. 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. In the coming five years, market share concentration within this industry is expected to increase slightly as larger retailers continue to grow and integrate their online and brick and mortar businesses by acquiring smaller regional retailers. This trend has been illustrated by statements made by DSW's Ceo Mike MacDonald multiple times... 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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