Shoe Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Shoe Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44821 | Jul 2015

Next step: Operators will look to combat external competition by increasing product selection

The 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Shoe Stores industry, like most retail industries, relies on strong consumer spending to spur demand for industry products. Over the past five years, the economy has begun recovering from recessionary declines with both the Consumer Confidence Index and disposable income increasing. In the coming years, as the economy continues to recover and consumers loosen their discretionary budgets, the industry is anticipated to fare well. However, to combat mounting external competition, operators will look to increase product selection and staff size to improve customer service and provide a pleasant shopping experience... purchase to read more

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The Shoe Store industry was hit hard by the recession as disposable income and consumer confidence crumbled, leading to fewer purchases of shoes. When consumers did shop, they sought out shoe deals at discount department stores and online retailers, reducing demand for shoe stores and hurting the Shoe Stores industry’s top and bottom lines.

Fortunately, since the end of the recession, the Shoe Stores industry has fared well. Consumer sentiment has shown signs of a rebound while the economy has slowly chugged into recovery. This has led shoppers to make more discretionary shoe purchases, fueling industry demand and revenue growth. Over the five years to 2015, revenue is estimated to climb at an average annual rate of 3.0% to reach $35.5 billion... 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, 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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