Sporting Goods Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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

Good sport: Despite rising competition, value-added services will support revenue

IBISWorld’s Sporting Goods Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Driven by consumers' rising health awareness and increased participation in sports, revenue is expected to increase in the five years to 2014. However, the recession reduced industry revenue as consumers' disposable income declined, while increasing competition from department stores and mass merchandisers has restrained revenue growth. Nonetheless, despite the rise in competition, sporting goods retailers have continued to benefit from their ability to offer specific brands and extra services. Consequently, revenue is forecast to increase over the five years to 2019... 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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