Licensed Sports Apparel Stores
The Licensed Sports Apparel Stores industry includes brick-and-mortar establishments that sell apparel that has been granted specific permission for retail sale. These products comprise goods from major apparel brands that have received explicit consent from sports leagues (e.g. NFL, NBA and MLS) and colleges to replicate player names, team logos and league patches onto consumer apparel products. The industry has performed consistently well over the past five years, despite the disposable incomes of many US consumers growing only marginally since the recession. However, the looming threat of online retail and big-box retailers may threaten the industry's recent growth. Sports leagues and retailers alike have websites that circumvent consumers' need for traditional retail locations and this may limit the industry's overall expansion somewhat going forward.
This industry sells licensed sports apparel, accessories and collectibles. Retailers must obtain a license from professional leagues and sporting associations to sell branded sports apparel and accessories. The industry does not include online sales of licensed sports apparel or products purchased through big-box retailers and department stores.
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.