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Hobby & Toy Stores in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Hobby & Toy Stores in the US

Operators in the Hobby and Toy Stores industry retail a variety of products, including dolls, electronic toys, games, hobby kits and craft supplies. The industry has performed well over the five years to 2018, expanding in line with improved household finances. However, competition from discount department stores and e-commerce channels has absorbed much of the increased demand for industry products, as these operators are able to offer low prices and one-stop-shop convenience. Accordingly, discount stores have emerged as the leading hobby and toy retailers during the five-year period. Despite an extremely competitive environment both internally and externally, the industry is expected to continue its upward trajectory over the five years to 2023.

Operators in this industry sell a broad range of toy and hobby goods, such as traditional dolls and toys, electronic toys (including video and electronic games), board games, hobby kits and craft supplies. These goods are retailed to the general public after they are purchased from domestic and international manufacturers and wholesalers. Companies that primarily retail used toys, fabric and sewing supplies or children’s apparel and furniture are not included in this industry.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Michaels Stores Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Toys "R" Us Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance**
    • Table Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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