Fair game: Spending on industry products is up, but online competition may threaten future industry growth

The Licensed Sports Apparel Stores industry includes brick-and-mortar establishments that sell apparel that has been granted specific permission for retail sale. These products comprise goods from major apparel brands that have received explicit consent from sports leagues (e.g. NFL, NBA and MLS) and colleges to replicate player names, team logos and league patches onto consumer apparel products. The industry has performed consistently well over the past five years, despite the disposable incomes of many US consumers growing only marginally since the recession. However, the looming threat of online retail and big-box retailers may threaten the industry's recent growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Online retail and big-box retailers may threaten the industry’s recent growth
  • The presence of internet retail has slowed overall brick-and-mortar location expansion
  • Increased sporting event attendance will create demand for industry products from fans
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    As with most retail industries, the location of sports apparel retail establishments relates to the region's population and consumer demand levels. These factors also affect the employment level and wage costs of each region. In general, an area with a very high concentration of residents will necessarily yield stronger demand for industry products and will encourage the establishment of many industry retail locations.The Licensed Sports Apparel Stores industry is most heavily concentrated in the Southeast and West regions, which account for 23.7% and 17.5% of industry establishments, respectively. These two regions also make up the largest share of the US population, at 25.6% and 17.2%, respectively. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Licensed Sports Apparel Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Licensed Sports Apparel Stores Industry are

  • Attractive product presentation
  • Management of seasonal production
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of broadband connections and Participation in sports in the Licensed Sports Apparel Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Licensed Sports Apparel Stores Industry?

    This industry sells licensed sports apparel, accessories and collectibles. Retailers must obtain a license from professional leagues and sporting associations to sell branded sports apparel and accessories. The industry does not include online sales of licensed sports apparel or products purchased through big-box retailers and department stores.

    Industry Products
  • NFL apparel
  • MLB apparel
  • NBA apparel
  • NHL apparel
  • College athletic apparel
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing licensed men's shoes and sports apparel
  • Retailing licensed women's shoes and sports apparel
  • Retailing licensed children's shoes and sports apparel
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of broadband connections
  • Participation in sports
  • Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • The growing playing field
  • The fans
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand grows
  • Competition intensifies
  • Table: Licensed Sports Apparel Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Licensed Sports Apparel Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling
  • Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • College athletic apparel
  • MLB apparel
  • NFL apparel
  • NBA apparel
  • NHL apparel
  • Other
  • Chart: Licensed Sports Apparel Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Participation rates
  • Popularity of professional and college sports teams
  • Online and e-commerce activities

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 18-44
  • Consumers aged 45-64
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Other Markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Licensed Sports Apparel Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent, utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Licensed Sports Apparel Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Licensed Sports Apparel Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
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  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Licensed Sports Apparel Stores 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 Licensed Sports Apparel Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Participation in Sports (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Big-Box Retailer
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its sheer size and large range of products, including electronics, household goods and other consumer products.
  • Brick-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • Sports Participation Rate
  • The number of consumers participating in regular physical activity as a share of the total population.
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