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Shoe Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Shoe Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44821 | Dec 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.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$37bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.9%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
221,883
Businesses
11,397
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 31.7% of industry revenue, giving the industry a low level of concentration. Concentration has increased slightly over the past five years, as merger and acquisition activity has become more prominent. Additionally, companies that have enough funds to invest in multichannel operations have benefitted more than smaller operators with minimal resources. 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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