Sporting Goods Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Sporting Goods Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 45111 | Aug 2015

Hanging tough: More health-conscious consumers with deeper pockets will boost 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
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Sporting Goods Stores industry benefited from growth in the sports participation rate, which has stimulated demand for athletic apparel, footwear and sporting goods. In the coming years, rising consumer per capita disposable income, coupled with more health-conscious individuals, will stimulate industry revenue growth, as more consumers require sporting goods for their health and fitness regimens... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Sporting Goods Stores industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry. The most significant barrier prospective operators will need to consider is high fixed start-up costs. 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. In addition, operators require a line of credit for the purchase of store inventory, which can be extensive. Industry entrants may incur expenditures related to advertising and marketing as well, which are critical for generating a market presence and consumer interest. Retailers also need to establish relationships with suppliers to guarantee a consistent and reliable supply of quality products, which may be a barrier for new entrants... purchase to read more


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What is the Sporting Goods Stores Industry?

Sporting goods stores primarily 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 apparelAthletic footwear
Industry Activities
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