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

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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

The Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Operators have reduced prices to respond to competition, negatively affecting margins
  • Major sporting events like the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup boosted industry demand
  • The National Living Wage is expected to weigh on industry operators’ profit margins in the future
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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 - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers industry has a moderate level of market share concentration. The four largest players are expected to account for 45.7% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The level of concentration has been increasing over the past decade due to consolidation and acquisitions in the industry. The most notable recent example of is JD Sports' acquisition of Go Outdoors in late 2016. In January 2012, JD Sports confirmed its acquisition of the Blacks and Millets outdoor chain. The exit of JJB Sports further added to consolidation within the industry, with 20 of its stores being acquired by Sports Direct. Traditionally, the industry consisted of smaller players that were family-owned and served local communities. Alt.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real private consumption expenditure and Demand from department stores in the Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Demand from department stores
  • Sport participation
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • National minimum wage
  • Current Performance
  • Revenue cycles
  • Sporting competitions
  • Changing formation to beat competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Economic conditions
  • Intensifying competition
  • Cycling demand
  • Table: Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Sports Clubs
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Non-Specialised Wholesale Trade
  • Other Transport Equipment
  • Products & Services
  • Athletic clothing and footwear
  • Bicycles
  • Sporting goods
  • Camping and hiking equipment
  • Fishing equipment
  • Boats
  • Chart: Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households with children
  • Other households
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Sports Direct International plc
    JD Sports Fashion plc
    Halfords Group plc
  • Table: Sports Direct International plc - financial performance
  • Table: JD Sports Fashion plc - financial performance
  • Table: Halfords Group plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Discretionary Spending
  • Expenditure on products after taxes, mandatory expenses and spending on necessary items have been accounted for.
  • E-Commerce
  • Sales of products and services made via the internet.
  • Point-Of-Sale Data
  • A system used at checkouts in retail stores. The system uses computers and cash registers to capture transaction data at the time and place of sale.
  • Pure-Play Retailer
  • An online retailer that only sells over the internet without a physical high-street presence.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Sporting and Outdoor Equipment Retailers market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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