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 Products Chapter
Due to the inclusion of both craft and hobby as well as toy and game stores in this industry, retailers in the industry sell a wide variety of products. IBISWorld separates the industry's products into four major groups: traditional toys and games, electronic and video games, hobby and craft supplies, and other products and services.
Traditional toys and games
This category of products includes dolls, action figures, bicycles and board games... purchase to read more