Healthy growth: Rising demand for high-quality sportswear has boosted revenue

The Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores industry has flourished over the past five years despite difficult retail conditions. Changing consumer attitudes and trends have seen people increasingly wearing activewear as streetwear, which has driven demand for industry products. Industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 5.7% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $2.0 billion. However, industry revenue is anticipated to grow by only 0.8% in 2017-18, as negative consumer sentiment discourages discretionary purchases.Industry growth over the past five years has been supported by rising demand for premium, high-quality sportswear that is fashionable yet functional...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 13-18
5.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
7,299
Businesses
932

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising demand for premium, high-quality and fashionable sportswear has supported revenue growth
  • Operators face competition from department stores and online stores with lower priced products
  • A forecast rise in health consciousness is expected to drive demand for fitness clothing
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores industry is moderately concentrated. The four largest players are expected to account for just under 70% of revenue. Historically, most fitness and athletic clothing stores were small, family-run businesses that operated in local areas. However, the benefits of bulk purchasing, a nationally recognised brand and other synergies have allowed Rebel and Amart Sports, The Athlete's Foot, Lorna Jane, Foot Locker and other company-owned chains to gain a dominant foothold in the industry. This trend has affected the viability of smaller operators. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a clear market position
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Demand from online shopping in the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry?

    Industry firms primarily retail sports apparel and footwear. The industry excludes department stores, online-only retailers, and general clothing retailers that do not specialise in fitness and athletic clothing and shoes.

    Industry Products
  • Sports apparel
  • Sports footwear
  • Sports accessories
  • Industry Activities
  • Fitness and athletic apparel retailing
  • Lifestyle fashion retailing
  • Licensed sports apparel retailing
  • Specialty athletic footwear retailing
  • General leisure footwear retailing
  • Fitness and athletic accessories retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from department stores
  • Sport participation

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer trends
  • Competition
  • Profit
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer trends
  • Competition
  • Profit
  • Table: Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing Wholesaling
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Footwear Wholesaling
  • Men's and Boys' Wear Manufacturing
  • Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Sports apparel
  • Sports footwear
  • Sports accessories
  • Chart: Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Super Retail Group Limited, RCG Corporation Limited, Lorna Jane Pty Ltd, Foot Locker Australia Inc., Lululemon Athletica Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Super Retail Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: RCG Corporation Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Lorna Jane Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Foot Locker Australia Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Lululemon Athletica Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Fitness and Athletic Clothing Stores Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bricks-And-Mortar
  • A retailer that has a physical presence and storefront location.
  • Compression Wear
  • Form-fitting garments, often made from a spandex-type material, which are designed for athletes.
  • Moisture Wicking
  • A type of fabric commonly used in workout clothing that is designed to pull moisture away from the skin.
  • Paywave Technology
  • EFTPOS transactions that are conducted by passing a bank card over a scanner.
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