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Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.640 | Feb 2017

Sprinting ahead: Revenue continues to expand despite high competition and rising wage costs

IBISWorld’s Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Halfords Group plc Halfords Group plc market share
JD Sports Fashion plc JD Sports Fashion plc market share
Sports Direct International plc Sports Direct International plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers industry sell products geared towards outdoor activities, including sporting goods and clothing, bicycles and camping and fishing equipment. Most of the items stocked by operators are discretionary goods. Improving consumer confidence and rising household income over much of the past five years have supported solid revenue growth. However, demand for sporting goods and participation in activities have generally been volatile and subject to international sporting events, while competition from non-specialist retailers has expanded. As a result, industry operators have reduced prices, constraining margins.

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Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry within the Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers industry are moderate, with the most dominant barrier being start-up costs. Prospective entrants will need to establish a retail outlet with close proximity to consumers. New entrants also face the cost of acquiring stock from wholesalers and manufacturers. The established players in the industry have access to economies of scale, meaning they are able to apply discounts to products because they purchase in high amounts at a lower cost. They typically have an established and trusted relationship with suppliers, which makes the task of acquiring stock easier. Employing knowledgeable staff with adequate experience can be time-consuming and costly. However, these costs are not impossible to overcome.

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What is the Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers Industry?

Retailers in this industry sell a wide variety of products geared towards outdoor recreation, including sporting goods, sports clothing, camping equipment, bicycles and fishing equipment. The industry includes high-street retailers with online operations but excludes pure-play online retailers.

Industry Products
Sporting goodsBicyclesFishing equipmentCamping and hiking equipmentBoatsAthletic clothing and footwear
Industry Activities
Sporting goods and sportswear retailingBicycle retailingFishing equipment retailingCamping equipment retailingBoat retailing

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