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Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters in the US: Market Research Report

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Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters Market Research Report | NAICS 45291 | May 2016

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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$454bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.8%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
1,603,494
Businesses
24
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 2021... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has a high level of concentration with the top four players expected to account for an estimated 92.1% of market share in 2016; therefore, prospective operators planning to enter this industry will encounter high barriers to entry in the form of competition from existing operators. The dominance of players fluctuates by region; as such, the barriers for a potential industry entrant vary depending on where it plans to launch stores.

Start-up costs

Construction and development costs for a full-size (i.e. 112,000 square feet or lager) store range from $5.0 million to $8.0 million. Land acquisition costs for a club generally range from $3.0 million to $5.0 million, but can be significantly higher in some locations... 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 appliancesApparel and accessoriesHealth, 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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