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Shoe Repair in the US: Market Research Report

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Shoe Repair Market Research Report | NAICS 81143 | Apr 2014

Walking small: As consumer sentiment rises, purchases of new shoes will overtake repairs of old ones

IBISWorld’s Shoe Repair 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
$310m
Annual Growth 09-14
-1.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
5,843
Businesses
4,368
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Because the Shoe Repair industry is generally countercyclical, business performed well during the recession as people opted to repair their shoes instead of buy new ones. This trend is expected to hold through 2014; however, as the economy continues to strengthen, consumers will return to buying new shoes, especially as the average price of shoes continues to decline. Fast-fashion trends and low-priced imports will also hamper demand for repairs. In response, shops will focus on high-income customers with high-end shoes... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Shoe Repair industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that in 2014, industry operators will spend $0.12 on capital for every dollar spent on wages. Cobblers are skilled workers, who respond to specific customer needs by working on shoes individually and by hand. Cobblers' tasks are not automated and machines are not integrated into the mass production of a uniform product in this industry, making capital intensity relatively low. Moreover, the majority of industry companies are either run by sole proprietors or employ between 1 and 4 workers. These small operations require that a wide scope of responsibilities is handled by each worker, making the industry's investments in labor considerably greater than its investments in capital... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Shoe Repair Industry?

Companies in this industry repair footwear and other leather or leather-like goods, such as handbags, briefcases and saddlery. Companies that retail leather goods and also provide repair services are not included in this industry; these retailers are included in the Handbag, Luggage and Accessory Stores industry (IBISWorld report 44833).

Industry Products
Bag and luggage repairFull resolingHeel repairShoe upper repairMerchandise salesLeather garment repair
 
Industry Activities
Boot and shoe repairLuggage and bag repairHarness and saddlery repairLeather goods repair


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