Tile trouble: Increased external competition will further industry revenue contraction

The Tile and Marble Stores industry has experienced revenue contraction over the five years to 2017. Though many conditions tied to industry demand, including the number of new housing starts and level of disposable income, have rebounded from recessionary levels and shown increases over the past five years, strong competition from big-box home improvement stores has inhibited growth. The small operators that comprise the majority of the industry have found themselves unable to compete with these stores, and therefore the number of industry establishments and employment has trended downward in tandem with revenue...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue has declined, largely due to increased competition from big-box stores
  • Increased residential spending on home improvements has been a sign of recovery
  • The industry’s decline is expected to be far more subdued than in the prior five-year period
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Tile and Marble Stores industry has a low level of capital intensity, due to the largely labor intensive nature of the industry's retailing activities. For every dollar spent on wages, $0.04 is allocated toward capital expenditures.The capital expenditure in this industry includes the basic structural components necessary to conduct business within brick-and-mortar locations. Major expenditures include fixtures and fittings, cash registers, point-of-sale (POS) systems, storage units and transportation equipment. Over the past decade, the industry has undergone considerable change with the implementation of computer scanning technology. As a result, it has simplified labor tasks and minimized the level of human error in processing purchases. POS...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Tile & Marble Stores Industry

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

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Experienced work force
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private spending on home improvements and Housing starts in the Tile & Marble Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Tile & Marble Stores Industry?

    This industry primarily sells tile and marble slabs through direct and electronic retail sale. The industry does not include mass merchants or home improvement stores, but it does include the retail locations of vertically integrated tile and marble manufacturers.

    Industry Products
  • Ceramic and concrete tile
  • Marble, granite and slate tile
  • Terrazzo tile
  • Other tile products
  • Industry Activities
  • Wall tile retailing
  • Floor tile retailing
  • Marble, granite, limestone and other slab material retailing
  • Tile and marble retailing via electronic and mail-order sales
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Housing starts
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Value of private nonresidential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Rebounding downstream construction markets
  • Mixed performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Residential market drives industry
  • Competition intensifies
  • Table: Tile & Marble Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Tile Installers
  • Flooring Installers
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Ceramic and concrete tile
  • Marble, granite and slate tile
  • Terrazzo tile
  • Other tile products
  • Chart: Tile & Marble Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Secondary factors determining industry demand

  • Major Markets
  • Contractors and heavy construction
  • Households
  • Businesses, retailers and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tile & Marble Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tile & Marble Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tile & Marble Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Floor & Decor Outlets of America Inc., Mohawk Industries Inc., The Tile Shop,
  • Table: Floor & Decor Outlets of America Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Mohawk Industries Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: The Tile Shop - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tile & Marble 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 Tile & Marble Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of Residential Construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • A category of customers that includes homeowners who purchase products and complete their own projects.
  • 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.
  • Vertically Integrated
  • A company that expands its business into areas that are at different points on the same production path, such as when a manufacturer owns its supplier and/or distributor.
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