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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

IBISWorld’s Small Specialty Retail Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Small Specialty Retail Stores industry exhibits low market share concentration. IBISWorld estimates that the four largest players in the industry will account for less than 6.0% of revenue in 2014, with no retailer accounting for more than 2.0%. The industry is highly fragmented, characterized by a large number of small players that are privately owned and operated. In 2014, about 71.0% of total enterprises are estimated to have fewer than five employees, while only 4.4% of enterprises are expected to employ more than 20 workers.

In recent years, industry concentration has been on the rise primarily due to increased external competition... 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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