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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 | Mar 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Small Specialty Retail Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$41bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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The Small Specialty Retail Stores industry exhibits minimal barriers to entry, with low establishment costs and no formidable licensing requirements. However, industry competition and market awareness can pose a threat to new entrants. Most industry operators are small to midsize establishments that cater to a local or regional community. Therefore, there is little need to invest heavily in technological equipment, such as computerized inventory controls or point-of-sale systems.

In addition, most small specialty retailers do not have license requirements, except for tobacco shops. Even so, tobacco retail licenses are relatively easy to obtain through state governments. Because there are few barriers to entry, the industry is estimated to have nearly 126,300 firms in 2014... 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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