Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters in the US: Market Research Report

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Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters Market Research Report | NAICS 45291 | Apr 2015

Excess inventory: Revenue will grow slightly, amid growing concentration and falling oil prices

IBISWorld’s Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. In the 10 years to 2020, industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the US economy, is forecast to increase at a rate of 2.5% per year on average. Comparatively, GDP is projected to rise at an annualized 2.5% over the same period. IVA that grows in line with the economy as a whole is highly indicative of a mature economy. In addition, the number of industry enterprises is projected to remain steady, further reflecting the industry's mature state.

Recently, the use of technology has been limited to the implementation of point-of-sale systems and efficiencies in the supply chain, such as radio frequency identification technology... purchase to read more


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What is the Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters Industry?

This industry comprises large stores that primarily retail a general line of grocery products, along with merchandise items (e.g. apparel and appliances). Warehouse clubs offer customers a wide selection of goods, often in bulk, at discounted prices, in exchange for a membership fee paid by each customer. Supercenters are large discount department stores that also sell perishable groceries. However, unlike warehouse clubs, supercenters do not have membership requirements for customers.

Industry Products
Food and beveragesFuel and otherTechnology and entertainmentHome and apparel productsHealth and wellness
Industry Activities
Retailing groceriesRetailing furnitureRetailing apparelRetailing appliancesRetailing digital and print mediaRetailing personal care productsRetailing automotive fuels (e.g. gasoline)

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