Sport and camping equipment retailers are expected to run a tough race over the five years through 2012-13, with industry sales projected to decline by an annualised 2.6%. The overall trading landscape for industry operators remained weak during this period as a result of the challenging retail market and reduced spending levels. Consumer demand for sporting and camping equipment was also affected by trends in sports participation, leisure time availability, fluctuations in real household disposable income, consumer sentiment and interest rates.
Retailers in this industry sell a vast assortment of sporting and camping equipment to meet the diverse needs of all consumers from amateurs to professional athletes. These products are generally sourced from domestic and international suppliers and then sold to consumers in-stores or via online operations. Businesses that operate under a franchise model are included in this industry. However, the sale of sporting and camping apparel and footwear is excluded from this industry.
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.