Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters in the US: Market Research Report

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Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters Market Research Report | NAICS 45291 | Mar 2014

Excess Inventory: Despite increasing saturation, rising disposable income will boost revenue

IBISWorld’s Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry's ability to pass down lower prices on a range of merchandise to consumers has been the primary driver of this success. Even when household budgets were strained during the recession, the Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters industry attracted new value-focused customers, leading to a strong financial performance for the industry. Although retail giants such as Walmart and Target will shift focus back to smaller, more conveniently sized stores, improving disposable incomes, consumer sentiment and corporate profit will stabilize revenue. Thus, 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 altered their spending patterns and industry operators expanded their offerings.

Food and beverages

Declining disposable income and rising unemployment led to a severe slump in consumer sentiment in 2009. Frivolous spending all but stopped, resulting in a reduction of all forms of discretionary spending by households. Instead, households focused their spending on consumables like food and beverages... 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 eligibility 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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