Over the past five years, the Sporting Goods Stores industry has fared well due to strong demand for sporting goods from more health-conscious individuals. With the sports participation rate anticipated to rise in the five years to 2014, more consumers have required athletic apparel, footwear and other sporting goods for their fitness regimens. Over the five years to 2019, industry revenue is forecast to grow, as growth in sports participation propels demand for athletic apparel, equipment and footwear. While individuals will be time strapped, making it difficult for consumers to incorporate fitness and sporting activities into their daily regimen, rising health consciousness will still spur demand for sporting goods.
Sporting goods stores retail new sporting goods, including bicycles, camping equipment, exercise and fitness equipment, apparel, footwear and other goods and accessories. Products are sourced from sporting goods manufacturers and wholesalers and then sold to the general public via retail stores. Department stores, mass merchants and retailers that exclusively sell apparel are not included in 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.