Good sport: Rising disposable incomes and health consciousness will facilitate revenue growth

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Sporting Goods Stores can be used to help you understand the industry’s market size, growth potential and major companies. Five-year forecasts provide insight into the industry’s prospects, so you can make decisions with confidence. This information is perfectly suited to informing your business plans, pitch books, benchmarking and SWOT analysis.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has benefited from downstream demand and sports participation growth
  • Sporting goods retailers have contended with intensifying competition over the past five years
  • Demand for sporting goods from businesses and adolescents will prompt industry revenue growth
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, the Sporting Goods Stores industry has fared well due to strong demand for sporting goods from health-conscious individuals. However, intensifying competition from external competitors has constrained industry revenue growth due to high price-based competition. Nevertheless, over the past five years, industry revenue is expected to grow. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is forecast to continue to grow as growth in sports participation propels demand for athletic apparel, equipment and footwear. Although time-strapped individuals will find it difficult to incorporate fitness and sporting activities into their daily regimen, rising health consciousness and per capita disposable income will spur demand for sporting goods.

    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Sporting Goods Stores industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry. The most significant barrier prospective operators will need to consider is high fixed start-up costs. The initial cost of establishing or purchasing a retail outlet and providing sufficient inventory to stock retail shelves may prohibit new entrants from entering the industry. In addition, operators require a line of credit for the purchase of store inventory, which can be extensive. Industry entrants may incur expenditures related to advertising and marketing as well, which are critical for generating a market presence and consumer interest. Retailers also need to establish relationships with suppliers to guarantee a consistent and reliable supply of quality products, which may be a barrier for new entrants. Fur

    Additional Insights for the Sporting Goods Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sporting Goods Stores Industry are

  • Production of goods currently favored by the market
  • Management of seasonal production
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Participation in sports in the Sporting Goods Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Sporting Goods Stores Industry?

    Sporting goods stores primarily retail new sporting goods, including bicycles, camping equipment, exercise and fitness equipment, apparel, footwear and other goods and accessories. Products are sourced from sporting goods manufacturers and wholesalers and then sold to the general public via retail stores. Department stores, mass merchandisers and retailers that exclusively sell apparel are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Sporting equipment
    Athletic apparel
    Athletic footwear
    Industry Activities
    Athletic uniforms retailing
    Bicycle (except motorized) retailing
    Bowling equipment and supply retailing
    Diving equipment retailing
    Exercise equipment retailing
    Fishing supply retailing
    Golf equipment and supply retailing
    Saddlery retailing
    Other sporting goods (e.g. scuba, skiing and outdoor) retailing

    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
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Participation in sports
  • External competition for the Sporting Goods Stores industry
  • Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19
  • Demand from video games

  • Current Performance
  • Growing interest
  • Shifting trends
  • Increasing competition
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Population trends
  • Partnerships and competition
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Table: Sporting Goods Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sporting Goods Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sports Coaching
  • Physical Therapists
  • Orphanages & Group Homes
  • Ski & Snowboard Resorts
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs
  • Civic, Social & Youth Organizations
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing
  • Footwear Wholesaling
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling
  • Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing
  • Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Sporting equipment
  • Athletic apparel
  • Athletic footwear
  • Other
  • Chart: Sporting Goods Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers Aged 18-44
  • Consumers Aged 45-64
  • Consumers Aged 65 and Older
  • Other Markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sporting Goods Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sporting Goods Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sporting Goods Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Dick's Sporting Goods Inc.Academy Sports & OutdoorsBass Pro Shops, Inc.REI
  • Table: Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Academy Sports & Outdoors - financial performance
  • Table: Bass Pro Shops, Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: REI - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sporting Goods 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 Sporting Goods Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Participation in Sports (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Baby Boomers
  • The demographic of Americans born between 1946 and 1964, accounting for a major portion of the population.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of data between the computer systems of two businesses.
  • Point-Of-Sale (Pos)
  • A system used at checkout in retail stores using computers and cash registers to capture transaction data at the time and place of sale.
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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