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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 | Jul 2014

Shop around: Consumers will turn to discount stores and e-tailers, hampering revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Small Specialty Retail Stores 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.

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

Despite the economy's turnaround, revenue for the Small Specialty Retail Stores industry will continue to experience downward pressure. The largely discretionary nature of the products sold by these stores will continue to push budget-conscious consumers to shop at external outlets, such as discount department stores and online retailers. Also, sales of tobacco, once the industry's key moneymaker, will gradually decline as consumers become more aware of the health risks associated with smoking... 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 industry firms 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 superstores.

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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