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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 | Sep 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Hobby & Toy Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$18bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-0.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
138,673
Businesses
17,496
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 Investment Chapter

Hobby and toy stores are labor intensive, because of the relatively large share of human input required for a store's daily operations. Labor is needed for management and marketing purposes, as well as daily operations such as register operations, inventory stocking, managing shelves and customer services. As a result, the cost of labor within this industry is relatively high, leading to relatively moderate capital intensity. For every dollar allocated for labor, only about $0.14 is spent on capital assets.

Despite this industry's high reliance on labor, some expenditure on capital is also required. Such investment includes land and buildings, fixtures and fittings, cash registers, point-of-sale (POS) systems, storage units, distribution infrastructure and other equipment... 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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