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Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores in Australia: Market Research Report

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Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Lifestyle Goods Stores | Jul 2014

Going downhill: Rising competition from other recreation and leisure activities hurts revenue

The Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Kathmandu Kathmandu market share
Super Retail Group Super Retail Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
4,907
Businesses
565
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry has struggled to grow over the past five years as competition from both internal and external sources has pressured retail sales. Industry players have benefited little from favourable economic conditions, with discretionary incomes increasing and consumer sentiment on the rise. Consumers are increasingly looking for exercise and recreational activities that require minimal planning, resulting in lacklustre demand for goods sold by hiking and outdoor equipment stores compared with those sold by personal fitness and sporting goods retailers. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow by only 1.5% annualised over the five years through 2014-15, to total $1.22 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. This is characteristic of retail operations, with a strong dependency on employees to generate sales and operate the store, as opposed to the machinery or other fixed capital assets for manufacturing industries. In 2014-15, IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 that is paid to employees as wages, only $0.11 is required as a capital investment. Over the past five years, depreciation costs have increased marginally to reflect sophistications in point-of-sale computer systems and inventory management systems used to streamline store operations. In coming years, industry operators are expected to increasingly adopt new sales technology... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores Industry?

This industry includes physical stores that primarily sell hiking and outdoor equipment, with a specific focus on camping and hiking supplies.

Industry Products
Equipment and bagsApparelAccessoriesFootwear
 
Industry Activities
Selling outdoor and hiking equipmentSelling outdoor and hiking clothingSelling outdoor and hiking footwearSelling outdoor and hiking accessoriesSelling outdoor and hiking equipmentSelling outdoor and hiking clothingSelling outdoor and hiking footwearSelling outdoor and hiking accessories


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