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Sporting Goods Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Sporting Goods Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 45111 | Aug 2014

Hanging tough: Despite rising competition, value-added services will support revenue

The Sporting Goods 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$44bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
222,927
Businesses
37,446
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Sporting Goods Stores industry has fared well due to strong demand for sporting goods from more health-conscious individuals. With the sports participation rate anticipated to rise in the five years to 2014, more consumers have required athletic apparel, footwear and other sporting goods for their fitness regimens. Over the five years to 2019, industry revenue is forecast to grow, as growth in sports participation propels demand forward for athletic apparel, equipment and footwear. While individuals will be time strapped, making it difficult for consumers to incorporate fitness and sporting activities into their daily regimen, rising health consciousness will still spur demand for sporting goods... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Sporting Goods Stores industry has low barriers to entry. Nevertheless, potential industry entrants will contend with numerous barriers to entering the industry, particularly with fixed start-up costs being the most prominent barrier to entry. The initial cost of establishing or purchasing a retail outlet and providing sufficient inventory to stock retail shelves may prohibit new entrants from entering the industry. Industry entrants may also incur expenditures related to advertising and marketing, which is critical for generating a market presence and consumer interest. Furthermore, existing and well-established distribution networks among sporting goods retailers and manufacturers may deter potential operators from entering this industry... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Sporting Goods Stores Industry?

Sporting goods stores retail new sporting goods including bicycles, camping equipment, exercise and fitness equipment, apparel, footwear and other goods and accessories. Products are sourced from sporting goods manufacturers and wholesalers and then sold to the general public via retail stores. Department stores, mass merchants and retailers that exclusively sell apparel are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Sporting equipmentAthletic footwearAthletic apparel
 
Industry Activities
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