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Hobby & Toy Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Hobby & Toy Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 45112 | Dec 2014

Not playing around: Competition will intensify and subdue growth as disposable income levels recover

IBISWorld’s Hobby & Toy Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$17bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
129,404
Businesses
18,506
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Continuing a trend from the past five years, independent hobby and toy stores will find it increasingly challenging to compete with mass merchandisers and department stores, which offer lower prices and convenience. Over the next five years, changing consumer preferences will create tough market conditions for industry operators, as children begin to demand more adult-focused products, like electronics and media players. Still, greater demand from baby boomers and increasing disposable incomes will benefit the industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

As with most retail industries, the location of hobby and toy stores falls broadly in line with a region's population. This also influences the employment and wage level for the particular region. The demand for hobby and toy stores will generally be greatest in regions with the greater the number of residents.

The Southeast, West, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country are estimated to account for the highest share of industry establishments in 2014, or 21.4%, 18.0%, and 16.1%, respectively, of all hobby and toy stores in the United States. The share of stores falls broadly in line with population trends, with the Southeast accounting for 25.4% of US population, the West region about 17.1% and the Mid-Atlantic region for 15.5%... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Hobby & Toy Stores Industry?

Operators in this industry sell a broad range of toy and hobby goods, such as traditional dolls and toys, electronic toys (including video and electronic games), board games, hobby kits and craft supplies. These goods are retailed to the general public after they are purchased from domestic and international manufacturers, and wholesalers. Companies that primarily retail used toys, fabric and sewing supplies, or children's apparel and furniture are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
ToysHobby, craft and art suppliesKitchenware and home furnishingsGames (including electronic and video games)Seasonal decorations
 
Industry Activities
Retailing craft suppliesRetailing hobby goodsRetailing magic suppliesRetailing toysRetailing traditional and electronic games


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