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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising disposable income and e-commerce sales will bolster industry profit margins
  • Rising inventory turnover thanks to growing disposable income is contributing to higher profitability
  • Demand will shift toward high-end audio equipment that is more profitable

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Driven by growth in disposable income and housing, the Retail Market for Audio Equipment is expected to expand over the five years to 2016. New technologies have simultaneously bolstered and competed with audio equipment retailers. On one hand, audio equipment quality has improved, and such equipment is increasingly compatible with other electronics. On the other hand, consumer electronics, cars and other products have improved audio systems built in, making audio equipment an increasingly discretionary purchase. Most notably, technology has brought about a rise in e-commerce and its prevalence has led to an influx of audio equipment e-tailers. Furthering profit growth, disposable income and e-commerce sales are projected to continue rising over the next five years...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    Concentration in the audio equipment retailing industry is low. While the low barriers to entry for online stores have enticed a number of new entrants within the e-tailer space, larger brick-and-mortar companies are looking to expand their footprint in nearby areas where they can add value and turn once-struggling operations into profitable ventures. Smaller audio equipment retailers operate locally and provide services to a small segment of the population, while larger retailers like Best Buy and online companies like Amazon can reach a large segment of the population. As these companies expand their reach and brand loyalty, their revenue has grown faster than the industry at large, which has bolstered market share concentration over the period. How..

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    Additional Insights for the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry are

  • Having a clear market position
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having links with suppliers
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    Industry Products

    What is the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry?

    Companies in this industry sell consumer audio equipment and components, parts and accessories for such equipment. This report shows the size of the retail market for this product and includes sales from all major retail channels, including specialty stores, general merchandisers and internet retailers. Sales of commercial or industrial audio equipment are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Bluetooth speakers, radios and other
    Multichannel audio equipment
    Industry Activities
    Retailing wireless and media streaming systems
    Retailing MP3 player speaker systems
    Retailing HTiB Systems
    Retailing home and clock radios
    Retailing other consumer audio equipment products

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of households
  • commerce sales
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • External competition

  • Current Performance
    Rising import penetrationRetailers and wagesShifting technologies
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Technology boosts profitabilityMore retailers
  • Table: The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Multichannel audio equipment
  • Components
  • Bluetooth speakers, radios and other
  • Chart: The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Consumers aged less than 34
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs The Retail Market for Audio Equipment

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Amazon.com Inc.Best Buy Co. Inc.
  • Table: Amazon.com Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Best Buy Co. Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • E-commerce sales (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Brick And Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • E-Commerce
  • The buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems, such as the internet and other computer networks. Businesses engaged in e-commerce are often called e-tailers.
  • Htib
  • A packaged audio system used in conjunction with home theater systems.
  • Mp3
  • Audio compression technology used to store and play digital music.
  • Soundbar
  • A home theater speaker system that simulates surround sound.
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