Sporting Goods Wholesaling in the US
The Sporting Goods Wholesaling industry has contracted marginally over the five years to 2018, as large sporting goods manufacturers have bypassed wholesalers to sell directly to retailers. However, sporting goods wholesalers' strong relationships with small, specialty retailers have enabled them to partially mitigate revenue declines. As disposable income, consumer spending, and participation in sports have risen over the past five years, revenue for specialty sporting goods retailers has risen as well, becoming a major source of demand for sporting goods wholesalers during the period. Over the five years to 2023, demand for industry services from large, national retailers will fall further, as these retailers continue to buy directly from manufacturers. However, demand for industry services will persist from specialty sporting goods stores and localized, family-owned retailers.
Operators in this industry wholesale a range of sporting and recreational goods and accessories, such as billiards equipment, sporting firearms and ammunition, marine craft and equipment and pool supplies. This industry does not include the wholesale of athletic apparel and footwear, automobiles, other motor vehicles or transportation equipment.
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.
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