The Durable Baby Goods Stores industry has struggled in the past few years. Poor economic conditions caused families to delay having children, and revenue declined during the period as a result. In the next five years, however, consumer confidence and disposable incomes will rise. Thus, families will begin having children again, boosting demand for industry goods. Additionally, the industry will face competition from online retailers and superstores.
This industry comprises stores that retail durable goods for babies and toddlers up to 4 years old. Examples of primary products this industry sells include cribs, strollers, dressers, changing tables, car seats and other similar items. Though operators may sell some toys and clothes, retailers that primarily sell toys or clothes are captured in the Hobby and Toy Stores (IBISWorld report 45112) and Childrens' and Infants' Apparel Stores (44813) industries, respectively.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.