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Hiking & Outdoor Equipment Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Hiking & Outdoor Equipment Stores Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Lifestyle Goods Stores | Nov 2014

Climbing high: Revenue trends upward as recreational spending rises

IBISWorld’s Hiking & Outdoor Equipment 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
Patagonia Patagonia market share
REI REI market share
VF Corporation VF Corporation market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.0%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
20,680
Businesses
3,061
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the next five years, as total recreation expenditure expands, demand at hiking and outdoor equipment is anticipated to grow. Nonetheless, external competition will remain a challenge as hiking and outdoor equipment becomes increasingly pervasive in other stores, a trend of the past five years. During that time, major companies like REI and Pategonia responded to rising competition by capitalizing on staff expertise and in-house manufacturing capabilities to attract consumers. For example, these companies focus more on in-store events like classes, book signings and movie screenings to bring consumers in to explore their products.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

This industry is highly concentrated, with the top four players accounting for 78.3% of industry revenue in 2014. The decades-old giants in this industry (REI, Patagonia, The North Face and Eastern Mountain Sports) each enjoy strong brand recognition and customer loyalty. The industry has become more concentrated over the past five years, particularly as smaller players were forced to close shops due to limited financing and low demand during the aftermath of the recession. Furthermore, increasing competition from the industry's major stalwarts has exacerbated the overall decrease of industry operators. Consolidation activity also contributed to expanding market share concentration over the five-year period... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Hiking & Outdoor Equipment Stores Industry?

Retailers in this industry primarily sell hiking and outdoor sports equipment, with a specific focus on camping and hiking supplies. Specialty sports stores, like golf, paddle sport or ski shops, general sports stores and online-only retailers are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
ApparelEquipment and gearFootwear
 
Industry Activities
Retailing outdoor sports apparel and accessoriesRetailing outdoor sports footwearRetailing outdoor sports equipment and accessories


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