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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 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
$35bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
216,051
Businesses
11,629
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 Locations Chapter

The spread of shoe stores closely follow that of the US population. Operators serve their local markets and open up shop close to their customers. The Southeast has the highest concentration of residents (25.4% of the population) and the highest portion of shoe stores (27.3% of the industry's establishments). Florida is the largest state in the region in terms of establishments, accounting for 7.4% of total shoe stores, but only 6.1% of the population. The disparity indicates that consumers in Florida are more likely to spend more on shoes than the average American, or that's at least what industry operators are thinking.

The Mid-Atlantic region also follows this pattern. The region holds 18.5% of shoe stores and 15.5% of the population... 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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