Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters in the US: Market Research Report

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

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

IBISWorld’s Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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 Investment Chapter

The Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry has a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, the industry spends about $0.11 on capital expenditures. This ratio, however, varies among operators. IBISWorld analysis suggests that the warehouse club segment of this industry is more capital intensive than the supercenter segment. For instance, warehouse clubs keep merchandise stored on racks above the sales floor and displayed on pallets containing large quantities of each item. Industry operators invest a considerable amount into shelving and also purchase or rent machinery, such as forklifts, to move and transport the pallets of merchandise about the warehouse. Supercenters, on the other hand, display merchandise much like supermarkets and department stores... purchase to read more


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What is the Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters Industry?

This industry includes 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 otherHome and apparel productsHealth, beauty 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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