Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry has been flexing its muscles over the past five years. Revenue has increased in the wake of rising consumer awareness of the benefits of good health and participation in sports. However, not all news has been good for the industry; a decline in disposable income during the recession and increasing levels of competition from department stores and mass merchandisers have restrained growth. However, as consumer spending conditions rebound in the next five years, industry growth will return... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Similar to most retail industries, the Sporting Goods Stores industry follows the dispersion of the Canadian population. Industry establishments are primarily concentrated in the following territories and provinces: with 34.1% of industry establishments in Ontario, 23.0% in Quebec, 18.7% in British Columbia and 11.7% in Alberta. Comparatively, the Canadian population, according to 2013 (latest data available) data from Statistics Canada, is largely concentrated in Ontario, with 38.5% of the total population, followed by Quebec (23.2%), British Columbia (13.0%) and Alberta (11.4%), respectively.
Typically, sporting goods retailers locate near consumers and develop establishments in areas with high customer foot traffic, such as malls and shopping centres... purchase to read more