Sporting Goods Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Sporting Goods Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 45111CA | Apr 2016

On the ball: Rising income levels and a broadening consumer base will bolster revenue

IBISWorld’s Sporting Goods Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

During the past five years, the Sporting Goods Stores industry has contended with consumers having less leisure time, which has hampered demand for sporting goods. Meanwhile, some external competitors, such as mass merchandisers and department stores, have used their large operations to secure low-cost sporting goods in bulk from manufacturers, intensifying competition for the industry. During the next five years, the industry is expected to exhibit growth, as more health-conscious consumers purchase sporting goods to bolster their health and wellness. While leisure time is expected to decline, more consumers will value sports and fitness as a method of lowering their risk for health ailments, thus stimulating demand for sporting goods... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Sporting Goods Stores industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. In 2016, for every dollar spent on wages, the industry is expected to incur $0.06 in capital expenditures. This industry is labour intensive, due to the industry relying on human capital to operate retail stores. For example, employees provide customer service, restock shelves and maintain inventory. Providing strong customer service is crucial for sporting goods retailers, as helping customers with purchasing decisions drives sales. Many of the largest players in this industry also offer support services, including tennis racket stringing, bicycle repair and maintenance services, ski equipment tune-ups, ice skate sharpening, arrow cutting and hunting and fishing licence sales... purchase to read more


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What is the Sporting Goods Stores Industry?

This industry retails new sporting goods, including bicycles, camping equipment, exercise and fitness equipment, apparel, footwear and other sporting 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.

Industry Products
Athletic clothing and footwear Team sports equipmentBicycles and equipmentGolf equipmentFirearms, hunting equipmentFishing equipmentCamping equipment
Industry Activities
Athletic uniforms retailing Bicycle (except motorized) retailing Bowling equipment and supply retailing Diving equipment retailing Exercise equipment retailingFishing supply retailingGolf equipment and supply retailingSporting goods (e.g. scuba, skiing and outdoor) retailing

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