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Athletic Shoe Stores: Market Research Report

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Athletic Shoe Stores Market Research Report | NAICS OD4605 | Apr 2016

Sprint ahead: The industry will grow as consumers gain confidence in their financial stability

IBISWorld’s Athletic Shoe Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry will continue growing as Americans are increasingly health-conscious
  • As the economy recovered, profit has expanded over the past five years
  • Increasing disposable income will prompt consumers to buy price-premium athletic shoes
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Athletic Shoe Stores industry has grown strongly amid economic recovery, with consumers willing to increase their discretionary purchases and invest in expensive athletic footwear. In addition, obesity concerns have prompted Americans to be more health-conscious and to exercise more, driving up demand for athletic shoes. Moving forward, the industry is forecast to continue its consistent growth over the next five years. While consumer spending is expected to accelerate, heightened competition from online retailers will moderate growth. Nevertheless, the industry will continue to grow amid economic recovery, with sports participation expected to rise, benefiting the industry... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The top four companies in the industry garner a combined market share of over half the market. The majority is generated by Foot Locker Inc., which is expected to account for about 33.5% of industry revenue in 2016. Foot Locker operates thousands of stores worldwide that carry a variety of brands, which has contributed to its large revenue base. Other notable players, such as Nike and Adidas benefit from vertical integration and enjoy higher returns than companies that pay wholesale prices. Meanwhile smaller players are generally independently owned and cater to a specific geographic market, they are also more likely to specialize in a specific type of athletic shoes, such as running shoes.

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Additional Insights for the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry are

  • Supply of shoes currently favored by the market
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Participation in sports in the Athletic Shoe Stores industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry?

    This industry includes retailers that primarily sell athletic shoes, such as running shoes, basketball shoes and sneakers; these stores may also sell apparel. Stores that primarily sell specialty sports footwear, such as golf shoes, bowling shoes and spiked shoes, are included as part of the Sporting Goods Stores industry (IBISWorld report 45111). Used goods and online sales are also excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
    Men's shoesWomen's shoesChildren's shoes
    Industry Activities
    Retailing sneakersRetailing running shoesRetailing basketball shoesRetailing apparel and other related accessories

    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
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Participation in sports
  • Price of shoes
  • Demand from gym, health and fitness clubs
  • commerce sales
  • Current Performance
  • Exercise leading demand
  • Profit expansion and industry consolidation
  • Industry threats
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Growing demand
  • Profit and performance
  • Table: Athletic Shoe Stores Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Athletic Shoe Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Footwear Wholesaling
  • Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Men's shoes
  • Other
  • Women's shoes
  • Children's shoes
  • Chart: Athletic Shoe Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Sports participation
  • Price
  • Seasonality and fashion
  • Major Markets
  • Households with children
  • Other households
  • Sports teams
  • Professional athletes
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Athletic Shoe Stores
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Athletic Shoe Stores Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Foot Locker Inc.
    Nike Inc.
    Adidas Group
  • Table: Foot Locker Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Nike Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Adidas Group - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Athletic Shoe Stores 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 Athletic Shoe Stores Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of Shoes (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Big-Box Store
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its sheer size and large range of products, like sporting goods or other consumer products.
  • Brick-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
  • 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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Athletic Shoe Stores market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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