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Small Specialty Retail Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Small Specialty Retail Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 45399 | Nov 2014

Shopping around: Consumers will turn to department stores and e-commerce, hampering industry growth

The Small Specialty Retail Stores 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$41bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
219,130
Businesses
126,293
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Because companies in the Small Specialty Retail Stores industry sell various discretionary consumer goods, they generally experienced declines in revenue as disposable income fell during the recession. Industry revenue has recovered somewhat in the past five years as consumer confidence and other key drivers improved; however, the increasing share of retail sales being conducted online has added to the external competitive pressure already exerted by large department stores. Therefore, the continued economic recovery will provide a temporary lift to industry operators, though steadily increasing competition will continue to drive stores from the industry and employment will remain largely stagnant... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Small Specialty Retail Stores industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. In the 10 years to 2019, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to GDP, is estimated to increase at an average annual rate of 1.2%. This low growth is far below the US economy's projected annualized growth of 2.5% during the same period. Falling establishment numbers and contracting buyer groups are also indicative of a declining industry.

Poor industry performance is causing the number of industry businesses to decline. In the 10 years to 2019, the number of enterprises is estimated to decline at an average annual rate of 0.4%, mainly because under-performing operators exited the industry due to plummeting profitability and decreased consumer spending... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Small Specialty Retail Stores Industry?

Industry operators retail specialized lines of goods, such as art supplies, cigarettes and cigars, paper goods, collectors’ items, fireworks, religious merchandise and trophies. This industry also includes general merchandise auction houses (except electronic auctions), but it excludes mass merchandisers, department stores, grocery stores, warehouse clubs and supercenters.

Industry Products
Tobacco products and smokers’ accessoriesArt materials and suppliesCollectible itemsOccupational suppliesReligious goods (except books)
 
Industry Activities
Retailing general merchandise Retailing tobacco and tobacco products (e.g. cigarettes and cigars)Retailing art suppliesRetailing collectors’ items (e.g. autographs, cards, coins and stamps)Retailing fireworksRetailing candlesRetailing religious goods (except books) Retailing trophies Retailing specialized occupational supplies Retailing calendars


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