Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for the Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry has remained consistent over the past five years. As disposable income dwindled during the recession, consumer confidence plummeted and business sentiment weakened. Many households and businesses turned to industry stores to take advantage of discounted prices. However, after a decade of rapid expansion, the industry has begun to mature. Additionally, the availability of space for new locations has become limited and the introduction of different product lines has been slow. These factors have created a saturated market, which has slightly slowed the industry's expansion. Nonetheless, the industry is forecast to increase its share of the retail sector over the five years to 2020... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
This industry is highly concentrated. The top two companies in the industry, Walmart and Costco, together account for 91.0% of industry revenue in 2015. Given the high level of industry concentration and substantial capital required to generate enough revenue to compete with the major players, IBISWorld expects concentration to remain high.
During the past two decades, the growth of supercenters and club stores has had a notable effect on grocery retailing in the United States, including a contraction of small "mom and pop" retailers and mergers and acquisitions among large retailers. A mere 2.0% of all establishments in this industry employ nine or fewer employees, which is the typical employment size of a small business... purchase to read more