Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for the Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry has remained consistent during 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 2019... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry provides a range of general merchandise, including: food and beverages; technology and entertainment; home and apparel; health and wellness; and fuel and other goods. Due to the recession and slow recovery that altered much of the retail landscape, the product market for the industry has undergone some changes as consumers have altered their spending patterns and industry operators have expanded their offerings.
Food and beverages
Low levels of disposable income and rising unemployment in 2010 led to an overall halt in frivolous spending. This resulted in a reduction of all forms of discretionary spending by households. Instead, households focused their spending on consumables such as food and beverages... purchase to read more