Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Continued growth in the use of mobile devices and increasing disposable income are projected to drive industry revenue growth in the next five years. Volume sales are forecast to continue benefiting headphone retailers as cheap imports continue to grow as a proportion of the industry's revenue. Additionally, headphone manufacturers are anticipated to increasingly compete through marketing tactics, which will help stores sell higher-end headphones to consumers.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The headphone retailing industry has a low level of capital intensity. Industry operators typically invest $0.05 on capital for every dollar of labor. Wages are an important cost for industry operators because workers must be hired for customer service, maintaining store displays, processing consumer purchases and maintaining computer systems. This industry places high emphasis on labor; stores use knowledgeable employees to assist consumers with specific questions.
However, companies do have some capital expenditure. These purchases include items such as fixtures and fittings, cash registers and point-of-sale (POS) systems... purchase to read more