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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 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.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$17bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

New operators planning to enter the hobby and toy retailing industry will face a variety of challenges. The most significant barrier to entry for prospective firms will be pricing pressure from large players both within and external to the industry. Industry retailers encounter pricing pressure from discount department stores and mass merchandisers; these larger sized operators benefit from economies of scale, and hence are able to purchase a wide variety of merchandise, often at discounted prices, and pass savings on to consumers without effectively reducing their product margins... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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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