Simmer down: While better macroeconomic factors will bolster growth, competition will loom large

The Kitchen and Cookware Stores industry has experienced moderate growth over the past five years in line with expanding markets for both new kitchen equipment and replacement goods. Growth in housing market activity has caused an influx of industry demand from new equipment buyers. Existing home sales and housing starts have both risen during the five-year period, leading consumers on the move to furnish their new kitchens with quality appliances and cookware and bolstering the industry's new equipment market. Although economic conditions have brightened, retailers have continued to experience tough competition from department stores, mass merchandisers and online-only retailers...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in housing market activity has caused an influx of industry demand from new equipment buyers
  • Celebrity-endorsed products have intensified competition between industry stores
  • High competition and an increasingly saturated market will constrain profit
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Similar to most retail industries in the United States, the geographical spread of kitchen and cookware stores closely reflects the distribution of population. In theory, the greater the number of residents, the stronger demand will be for industry products. In 2017, IBISWorld estimates that industry establishments will be most highly concentrated in the Southeast region, which captures the highest US population share.SoutheastBased on US Census Bureau data and IBISWorld estimates, the Southeast region is expected to account for 26.5% of industry establishments in 2017. In turn, population projections indicate that this region will also account for the largest share of the nation's population. Due...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Kitchen & Cookware Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Kitchen & Cookware Stores Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Consumer Confidence Index in the Kitchen & Cookware Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Kitchen & Cookware Stores Industry?

    This industry includes operators that primarily sell kitchen and cookware such as pots and pans, bakeware, cutlery and utensils. Merchandise is generally purchased from domestic manufacturers and wholesalers and then sold to the public.

    Industry Products
  • Bakeware
  • Cookware
  • Cutlery and utensils
  • Electronics, appliances and other
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing kitchenware
  • Retailing cookware
  • Retailing bakeware
  • Retailing kitchen utensils
  • 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
  • Existing home sales
  • Marriage rate

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Competitive pressure
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Cooking with gas
  • Temperatures rise
  • Table: Kitchen & Cookware Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Kitchen & Cookware Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Hand Tool & Cutlery Manufacturing
  • Home Furnishing Wholesaling
  • Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Electronics, appliances and other
  • Cookware
  • Cutlery and utensils
  • Bakeware
  • Chart: Kitchen & Cookware Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 45 to 54
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers aged 35 to 44
  • Consumers aged over 65
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged under 25
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Kitchen & Cookware Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Kitchen & Cookware Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Kitchen & Cookware Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Williams-Sonoma Inc.,
  • Table: Williams-Sonoma Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Kitchen & Cookware 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 Kitchen & Cookware Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Big-Box Store
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its sheer size and large range of specialty products.
  • Private Label
  • Products sold as the house brand of a particular supermarket or retail chain, rather than the specific manufacturer.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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