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

IBISWorld’s Shoe Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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

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 about 33.1% of industry revenue, giving the industry a low level of concentration. Concentration in the industry has fallen slightly over the past five years, due in large part to the decline of industry player Payless ShoeSource during the period. 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, 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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