Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for the Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry has remained consistent over the past five years. As disposable income dwindled during the recession, consumer confidence plummeted and business sentiment weakened. Many households and businesses turned to industry stores to take advantage of discounted prices. However, after a decade of rapid expansion, the industry has begun to mature. Additionally, the availability of space for new locations has become limited and the introduction of different product lines has been slow. These factors have created a saturated market, which has slightly slowed the industry's expansion. Nonetheless, the industry is forecast to increase its share of the retail sector over the five years to 2021... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
This industry is highly concentrated, with the top four companies accounting for an expected 92.1% of industry revenue in 2016. Of these four companies, the largest two, Walmart and Costco, account for 68.6% and 17.1% of industry market share, respectively. Given the high level of industry concentration and substantial capital required to generate enough revenue to compete with the major players, IBISWorld expects concentration to remain high.
Very few companies operate in this industry, with the numbers of industry enterprises expected to stand at a low 24 in 2016. While IBISWorld anticipates that this number will increase at an annualized rate of 3.9% over the five years to 2021, this growth will only increase the number of companies by five, totaling 29 operators... purchase to read more