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Shoe Stores in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Shoe Stores in the US

The Shoe Stores industry relies on strong consumer spending to spur demand for industry products. The economy has strengthened significantly over the five years to 2018, with the Consumer Confidence Index and per capita disposable income increasing, fueling a surge of discretionary purchases. Despite growth during the majority of the five-year period, however, revenue fell in 2017 due to numerous store closures and the steady shift toward online shopping; this trend is continued into the following year. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase only minimally during the current period. Despite continued economic growth and strong consumer spending, the Shoe Stores industry is expected to struggle over the five years to 2023. With e-commerce sales expected to rise, industry operators will struggle to compete with the increasingly affordable and accessible mobile shopping option.

Retailing footwear is the primary function of this industry. The sale of footwear usually involves purchasing footwear from wholesalers and selling it directly to customers. Hosiery and sports footwear, such as golf shoes, bowling shoes and cleats, are excluded from this industry, as are any sales made via catalogs or the internet.

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 Etry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Foot Locker Retail Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Designer Shoe Warehouse 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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