Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Photographic Equipment Retailing industry has been affected by tough trading conditions over the past five years, with industry sales expected to post weak annualised growth of just 0.8%. While demand for digital cameras has remained high, the industry as a whole has struggled. The modest rise in sales over this period has been a result of declines in the average price of cameras, fierce competition from external players such as electrical stores and department stores, and growth in the volume of grey imports of camera products being sought and bought by consumers... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Photographic equipment retailers are subject to a low level of capital intensity. Capital expenditure for operators includes the purchase of cash registers, POS systems, store fixtures and fittings. The use of computerised systems across the industry which provide a link between suppliers and retailers has improved efficiency for operators and enabled players to better manage their store stock levels.
Due to the retailing nature of the industry, labour costs remain an integral part of daily operating expenses. The level of labour expenditure experienced by operators in the industry is influenced by the number of people employed, the wage rate and store's trading hours... purchase to read more