Tough slog: Industry growth is being weighed down by changing consumer leisure trends

IBISWorld’s Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry has faced a difficult trading environment over the past five years as competition from both internal and external sources has pressured retail sales. Despite discretionary incomes increasing and average weekly hours worked declining, consumers have increasingly allocated more of their leisure time towards exercise and recreational activities that require minimal planning, dampening demand for hiking and outdoor equipment. The industry has also faced strong price competition from enterprises operating outside of the industry, such as department stores and pure-play online retailers of hiking and camping equipment. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow by 1.9% annualised over the five years through 2015-16, to total $1.0...

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What is the Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry?

The Hiking and Outdoor Equipment Stores industry retails a range of products for outdoor and camping use. These products can be split into four main categories: equipment and bags, apparel, accessories and footwear.

Equipment and bags

The largest industry segment is equipment and bags designed for hiking and outdoor activities, which account for an estimated 48.0% of industry revenue in the current year. Products in this segment include tents, luggage, portable cookware, generators, bedding, fridges and camp furniture. The variety of goods and higher price points for these products, due to their specialised nature, mean that this segment accounts for a large share of industry revenue. How...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Equipment and bags
Examples of brands in this Industry
Ray's Outdoors

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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