Small Specialty Retail Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Small Specialty Retail Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 45399 | Mar 2016

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

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Small Specialty Retail Stores industry has grown slowly over the five years to 2016. Although rising disposable incomes have lifted demand for the largely discretionary products sold by the industry, heightened competition from department stores and online retailers has tempered revenue growth and profitability. These competitors have siphoned market share from the industry by providing the convenience of one-stop shopping and low prices for comparable goods. As the industry consolidates and underperforming stores exit over the next five years, revenue growth is anticipated to pick up in line with improvements in consumer spending... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Tobacco products and smokers' accessories

Tobacco products and smokers' accessories represent the industry's largest product segment, accounting for an estimated 31.3% of revenue in 2016. These products include cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco and snuff, as well as accessories such as lighters, pipes, rolling papers and grinders. Social and governmental efforts, including national anti-smoking campaigns and state excise taxes, have contributed to a reduction in the number of smokers in the five years to 2016. According to the latest data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of adult smokers in the United States decreased from 20.9% in 2005 to 17.8% in 2013, and is expected to fall to 15.3% by 2021... 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' accessoriesPools, pool chemicals, pool supplies and accessoriesPrecious metals, coins, medals, and other numismatic itemsMonuments, grave markers, caskets and urnsKitchenware and home furnishingsArtists' materials and suppliesCollectibles
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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