Low stock: Decreasing mall traffic and rising e-commerce sales hurt the industry

Over the past five years, declining mall traffic has decimated the Mall Carts and Kiosks industry, as a greater number of consumers have gone online to buy products traditionally purchased in malls. Mall owners, battling declining traffic due to changing consumer-shopping patterns, have attempted to cultivate cart and kiosk operators with attractive lease terms and more prominent spaces. However, less mall foot traffic has ultimately forced a growing number of operators out of business. Growing consumer spending and rising household income will boost retail sales, but increased e-commerce sales are forecast to hurt the industry...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Mall sales have declined due to decreased foot traffic and high external competition
  • In addition to falling foot traffic, the industry has battled through rising competition
  • The industry will benefit from more robust consumer spending patterns
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    Due to the dominance of single-site operators, this industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration. In 2017, the top mall carts and kiosks operator is only expected to account for 1.7% of industry revenue. Furthermore, the Mall Carts and Kiosks industry has a large number of small players, with the average establishment being manned by a single person. The dominance of independent operators goes back to the historical beginnings of the industry and persists because smaller companies can quickly adapt to changes. Small companies can also compete effectively by acquiring superior locations or offering specialized merchandise and services. Consequently, the fragmented nature of this industry makes it difficult for any single operator to obtain significant market share...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Mall Carts & Kiosks Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Mall Carts & Kiosks Industry are

  • Manage inventory
  • Access to niche markets
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Consumer Confidence Index in the Mall Carts & Kiosks industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Mall Carts & Kiosks Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments that retail various goods (excluding food) from kiosks and carts. Operators are most often located in indoor or outdoor malls or shopping areas. This industry also includes computer-based interactive or self-service kiosks.

    Industry Products
  • Apparel and fashion accessories
  • Small personal electronics and accessories
  • Personal care products and services
  • Other products and services
  • Toys, games and entertainment
  • Industry Activities
  • Retail self-manufactured goods through mall kiosks
  • Retail self-manufactured goods through mall carts
  • Reselling goods through mall kiosks
  • Reselling goods through mall carts
  • Retail sale of nonfood items via vending machines
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • commerce sales
  • Urban population

  • Current Performance
  • Industry struggles
  • Product offerings and differentiation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Shift in consumer spending
  • Shifting focus
  • Table: Mall Carts & Kiosks Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Mall Carts & Kiosks Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Art & Office Supply Manufacturing
  • Cigarette & Tobacco Products Wholesaling
  • Textile Mills
  • Toy & Craft Supplies Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Other products and services
  • Apparel and fashion accessories
  • Toys, games and entertainment
  • Personal care products and services
  • Small personal electronics and accessories
  • Chart: Mall Carts & Kiosks Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Carts
  • Kiosks
  • Vending units
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Mall Carts & Kiosks Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Mall Carts & Kiosks

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Mall Carts & Kiosks Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Mall Carts & Kiosks 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 Mall Carts & Kiosks Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of private nonresidential construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Brick And Mortar
  • A company that possesses buildings, production facilities, or store for operations
  • Inline
  • A space located within a center's gross-leasable area (as opposed to the common area, parking lot, roof or peripheral land.)
  • Mall Cart
  • A store with the operator and customer transacting business outside of the unit.
  • Mall Kiosk
  • A store which is typically enclosed with the operator located in the center and the customer approaching the vendor from across a counter.
  • Vending
  • A nonstaffed unit from which goods or services are purchased by means of coins, bills, credit cards or debit cards.
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