Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Changing consumer behavior and increasing competition from e-commerce and alternative retailers like mass merchandisers have been hampering growth over the past five years for the Book Stores industry. Although these trends are forecast to continue over the next five years, some operators will benefit from increasing demand for new technologies like e-readers. The book store companies that can keep up with consumer and technology trends will fare well in the coming years, while the continued decline in physical book sales will keep the overall industry in decline... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Companies planning to enter this industry have been faced with a medium barrier to entry over the past five years. Competition is high in the Book Stores industry and in order for stores to differentiate themselves from others they need to create niche markets or operate on a large scale in order to offer low prices. Plus, major players have a large numbers of stores and have established brands and customer awareness, increasing the market concentration and making it more difficult for smaller stores to enter this industry. Major players also have preexisting distribution networks with suppliers, which could pose as a barrier for new firms.
Additionally, companies desiring to enter this industry need to invest in a significant amount of capital... purchase to read more