Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
It has been a tough race for sporting goods wholesalers over the past five years, though revenue is anticipated to benefit from renewed spending and strong demand from health-conscious consumers over the five years to 2020. Still, the industry will continue to struggle with wholesale bypass, resulting in only meager industry revenue growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry is highly fragmented, due to the industry's landscape consisting of small wholesalers that distribute sporting goods for a particular sport. For example, many wholesalers specialize in a particular product, such as golf equipment or home fitness equipment. The diversity of products that sporting wholesalers can offer limits industry operators from comprising a large market share, thus keeping the industry's concentration level low. In 2014, the top four sporting goods wholesalers are expected to account for fewer than 5.0% of industry revenue.
Due to low market share concentration and high fragmentation, the industry is highly competitive, with wholesalers competing on the basis of brands offered, storage efficiency and distribution... purchase to read more