Sport and camping equipment retailers have faced a challenging environment over the past five years. Financial market instability has created uncertainty in the domestic market. It has also led to a slowdown in retail sales, which has intensified competition among operators. While price and product range have remained the key areas of competition, operators have increasingly faced new competition from pure online players, eager to attract a larger share of the sport and camping equipment market. As a result, industry revenue is expected to remain static over the five years through 2014-15. Projected revenue growth of 1.1% is expected in 2014-15 to reach $4.3 billion.
Retailers in the industry primarily sell sporting goods and camping equipment. These products are generally sourced from domestic and international suppliers and then sold to consumers in stores or online. Businesses that operate under a franchise model are included in the industry. However, the sale of sporting and camping apparel and footwear is excluded, as are online-only players and department stores.
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.