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Shoe Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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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 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.

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 Investment Chapter

The Shoe Stores industry has a low level of capital intensity, which is similar to most participants in the retail industry. IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 spent on wages, the industry will allocate $0.07 in capital investment. Retailing industries are typically labor intensive because a large staff is required to serve customers. Most employees are part-time or casually employed to keep wage costs to a minimum. Labor costs are also incurred through re-stocking shelves and maintaining control of inventory levels. Some retailers that sell shoes at a discounted price cannot afford to have such high wage costs and have therefore implemented self-service in their stores... 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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