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Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters in the US: Market Research Report

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

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

The Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$462bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
1,604,382
Businesses
27
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 2019... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

This industry is highly concentrated. The top two companies in the industry, Walmart and Costco, together account for 82.2% of industry revenue in 2014. 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.

During the past two decades, the growth of supercenters and club stores has had a notable effect on grocery retailing in the United States, including a contraction of small "mom and pop" retailers and mergers and acquisitions among large retailers. A mere 2.0% of all establishments in this industry employ nine or fewer employees, which is the typical employment size of a small business... 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 membership 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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