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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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$32bn
Annual Growth 08-13
1.8%
Annual Growth 13-18
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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 Analysis Chapter

Shoe retailers took a strong hit to revenue during the recession, with a sharp 7.1% decline in 2009. During the year, consumer sentiment plummeted as unemployment soared and per capita disposable income dropped. In addition to weak consumer spending, external competition from alternative shoe retailers hurt the industry during the year. Consumers sought out shoe deals at discount department stores and via online retailers, reducing demand for shoe stores and limiting the industry's revenue growth.

Fortunately, since the end of the recession, the Shoe Stores industry has fared well. Revenue has grown in each of the four years since 2010, with an expected 5.3% gain in 2013. Consumer sentiment has shown signs of a rebound while the economy has slowly chugged into recovery... 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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