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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 | Jun 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$462bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
1,604,382
Businesses
27
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 Investment Chapter

The Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry has a medium level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, $0.17 is expected to be incurred as capital expenditure in 2014. Over the past five years, capital intensity has increased; in 2009, for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators spent about $0.10 in capital investment. 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 example, warehouse clubs keep merchandise stored on racks above the sales floor and displayed on pallets containing large quantities of each item... 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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