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 Locations Chapter
As with many other retail industries, location of headphone retailers is expected to generally fall in line with each region's population level and consumer demand. This, in turn, affects the employment level and wage costs of each region. When a region contains more residents, demand for headphones is generally greater in this area. Additionally, the larger big-box stores have more square footage and, therefore, more room to sell headphones.
IBISWorld estimates that the Southeast region accounts for the largest share of industry establishments and revenue, representing 24.6% and 21.3%, respectively. This region is also estimated to account for the highest share of the national population in the United States, at about 19.0%... purchase to read more