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Shop around: Consumer spending will rebound, but online competition will stifle growth

IBISWorld’s Gift Shops & Card Stores 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 Threats & Opportunities

  • More Americans and foreigners are expected to travel in the United States, lifting demand
  • Americans and foreigners have begun to travel more, boosting demand for industry products
  • Competition from discount retailers will intensify as supercenter and discount store chains expand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Revenue for the Gift Shops and Card Stores industry is continuing to rise as consumers increase their amount of discretionary spending. Improved per capita disposable income has allowed consumers to travel more in the five years to 2016 and purchase goods at industry operators. However, increasing competition with e-commerce and discount retailers have caused many small stores to close. In the next five years, the industry is anticipated to continue benefiting from rising disposable income levels and tourist activity. Additionally, as consumer spending improves, more people will trade up to premium industry products...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    A strong economy is the gift that keeps on giving. The Gift Shops and Card Stores industry is expected to grow over the five years to 2016, as per capita disposable income is rising and consumers are feeling comfortable in treating themselves and others to souvenirs and other gifts. Increasing tourist activity from both Americans and foreigners is driving demand for souvenirs and novelty items, supporting the performance of gift shops located near key tourist attractions. While industry revenue has improved in the past few years, revenue has not surpassed prerecession levels. Several factors, including constrained economic growth and intensifying external competition from alternative retailers, have curbed the growth of gift shops and card stores. IBI..

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    Additional Insights for the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry are

  • Economies of scope
  • Attractive product presentation
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic trips by US residents and Per capita disposable income in the Gift Shops & Card Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry?

    The Gift Shops and Card Stores industry retails a range of gifts, gift wrap, novelty merchandise, souvenirs, greeting cards, party supplies and seasonal and holiday decorations. This industry excludes retailers that operate as used merchandise stores, electronic shopping, mail-order houses and discount retail stores.

    Industry Products
    Souvenirs and novelty items
    Seasonal decorations
    Kitchenware and home furnishings
    Greeting cards
    Clothes, jewelry and costumes
    Industry Activities
    Retailing greeting cards
    Retailing gifts and gift supplies, i.e. gift wrap and tissue paper
    Retailing souvenirs and novelty merchandise
    Retailing party supplies
    Retailing seasonal and holiday decorations

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic trips by US residents
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Inbound trips by non-US residents

  • Current Performance
  • Improving income
  • Increasing tourist travel
  • Intensifying competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Low prices
  • Downsizing
  • Tourism
  • Table: Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Greeting Cards & Other Publishing
  • Jewelry Manufacturing
  • Office Stationery Manufacturing
  • Toy, Doll & Game Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Souvenirs and novelty items
  • Other
  • Clothes, jewelry and costumes
  • Seasonal decorations
  • Greeting cards
  • Kitchenware and home furnishings
  • Chart: Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households earning $50,000 to $99,999
  • Households earning less than $50,000
  • Households earning $100,000 or more
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesDepreciation, marketing and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gift Shops & Card Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Party City Holdings Inc.
  • Table: Party City Holdings Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Gift Shops & Card Stores Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Point-Of-Sale (Pos)
  • The location where a transaction occurs at a retail establishment or store.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that releases continuous signals from a chip to track products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store.
  • Smartphone
  • A mobile phone that offers advanced PC-like capabilities.
  • Social Networking Websites
  • A form of online publication or presence that enables end-users to engage in multidirectional conversations in or around the content of the website.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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