Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters in the US: Market Research Report

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Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters Market Research Report | NAICS 45291 | Mar 2014

Excess Inventory: Despite increasing saturation, rising disposable income will boost revenue

IBISWorld’s Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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The industry's ability to pass down lower prices on a range of merchandise to consumers has been the primary driver of this success. Even when household budgets were strained during the recession, the Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters industry attracted new value-focused customers, leading to a strong financial performance for the industry. Although retail giants such as Walmart and Target will shift focus back to smaller, more conveniently sized stores, improving disposable incomes, consumer sentiment and corporate profit will stabilize revenue. Thus, the industry is forecast to increase its share of the retail sector over the five years to 2019... purchase to read more

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Demand for the Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry has remained consistent during the past five years, even during the recession. As disposable income dwindled, consumer confidence plummeted and business sentiment weakened, many households and businesses turned to industry stores to take advantage of discounted prices. Over the five years to 2014, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 3.4% to $462.0 billion. 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, since clubs and supercenters already market a variety of goods... purchase to read more


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What is the Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters Industry?

This industry comprises large stores that primarily retail a general line of grocery products, along with merchandise items (e.g. apparel and appliances). Warehouse clubs offer customers a wide selection of goods, often in bulk, at discounted prices, in exchange for a membership fee paid by each customer. Supercenters are large discount department stores that also sell perishable groceries. However, unlike warehouse clubs, supercenters do not have eligibility requirements for customers.

Industry Products
Food and beveragesFuel and otherTechnology and entertainmentHome and apparel productsHealth and wellness
Industry Activities
Retailing groceriesRetailing furnitureRetailing apparelRetailing appliancesRetailing digital and print mediaRetailing personal care productsRetailing automotive fuels (e.g. gasoline)

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