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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 Key Buyers Chapter

Together, the two largest companies in the Hobby and Toy Stores industry account for just over half of the total market, indicating a moderate level of concentration. The industry has become more concentrated in the past five years, as indicated by the annualized 0.5% decline in the total number of industry companies since 2009. Consumer demand for industry products dropped during the recession as disposable income levels plummeted, and discount departments stores took advantage of poor economic conditions and stole market share from the industry by offering a wider range of products and lower-priced imported merchandise, while relying on their scale to get them through periods of low consumer confidence... 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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