The Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores industry has flourished over the past five years despite difficult retail conditions. Changing consumer attitudes and trends have led to people increasingly wearing activewear as streetwear, which has driven demand for industry products. While industry revenue was not immune to the effects of subdued discretionary spending during 2010-11, the industry has achieved strong growth in subsequent years. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is estimated to increase by an annualised 5.2%, to reach $1.8 billion.
Firms in the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores industry are primarily engaged in the retail of sports apparel and footwear. The industry excludes department stores, online-only retailers and general clothing retailers that do not specialise in fitness and athletic clothing and shoes.
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.