Warning signs: Franchises will leave the industry to focus on printing services, erasing revenue

The Sign and Banner Manufacturing Franchises industry has exhibited a steep decline over the past five years. The industry's struggles have had little to do with demand for signage, which has actually increased steadily during the five-year period. Strong growth in advertising spending as well as steady investment in nonresidential construction have boosted demand for signs, since advertisers and most businesses exhibit some level of demand for signage. Most notably, this does not mean that the businesses participating in the industry have necessarily performed poorly overall. Instead, more of them have invested in digital printing and transitioned to providing mainly paper- and paperboard-based signage, which is not included in the industry...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s decline is structural and will likely continue regardless of trends in demand
  • Strong demand notwithstanding, franchises have been exiting the industry in droves
  • Domestic demand for signage is expected to rise over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Banners and flagsBanners and flags represent the largest product segment for this industry, generating an estimated 24.6% of revenue. Textile-based signs are particularly popular at franchise establishments because they can generally be printed digitally in an automated process from graphics provided by the customer. This makes their production more suited to franchise establishments, which more frequently compete on factors such as low prices and quick turnaround. For this reason, this segment is expected to expand as a share of industry revenue over the next five years...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry are

  • Highly trained work force
  • Having marketing expertise
  • Provision of development programs for personnel
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from billboard and outdoor advertising and Total advertising expenditure in the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry?

    Operators in this industry primarily produce signs and displays, billboards, traffic signs and more for general advertising, traffic control and point-of-sale advertising. Reports in IBISWorld’s Business Franchise collection focus solely on the operation of franchised outlets and exclude nonfranchise data (i.e. franchise fees). They show the number of franchise outlets, franchise revenue and the average profit margin earned by franchisees.

    Industry Products
  • Banners and flags
  • Electric signs
  • Trade show exhibits
  • Point-of-sale displays
  • Building signs
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing signs and displays, including trade show exhibits
  • Manufacturing electric signs and displays, including trade show exhibits
  • Manufacturing other signs
  • Performing consultations, installations and miscellaneous sales
  • Manufacturing other products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from billboard and outdoor advertising
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Corporate profit
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Percentage of services conducted online

  • Current Performance
  • Rising demand
  • Structural decline
  • Declining profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Disappearing franchises
  • Digital signage
  • Declining profitability
  • Table: Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Small Specialty Retail Stores
  • Billboard & Outdoor Advertising
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Printer Leasing
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Ink Manufacturing
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Printing, Paper, Food, Textile & Other Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Banners and flags
  • Building signs
  • Trade show exhibits
  • Point-of-sale displays
  • Electric signs
  • Other
  • Chart: Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Other retailers
  • Car dealers and gas stations
  • Professional services
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesAdditional expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Fastsigns International Inc., Signarama, Image360,
  • Table: Fastsigns International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Signarama - financial performance
  • Table: Image360 - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Sign & Banner Manufacturing Franchises Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total advertising expenditure (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Light Emitting Diode
  • Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are semiconductors that are used heavily in digital sign and billboard manufacturing.
  • Signage
  • A collective group of signs.
  • Vehicle Wrap
  • A wrapping that covers part or all of a vehicle with digital print graphics for show or advertisement.
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