- Language: English
- 503 Pages
- Published: October 2012
- Region: Global
Bowling Centers in the US
- Published: September 2013
- Region: United States
- 10 pages
- First Research
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Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:
Companies in this industry operate bowling facilities. Major US companies include AMF Bowling Worldwide, Bowl America, and Brunswick Corporation.
The US bowling center industry includes about 4,000 centers with combined annual revenue of about $3 billion. Key growth drivers include consumer spending and bowling participation.
Demographics, personal income, and leisure time drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on the ability to drive traffic and provide a superior customer experience. Large companies have advantages in purchasing, finance, and marketing. Small companies can compete effectively by serving a local market or offering a unique experience. The US industry is fragmented: the top 50 companies generate about 30 percent of sales.
Bowling is both a competitive sport and recreational entertainment. As such, bowling competes with other leisure time activities, like sports, hobbies, and electronic media.
PRODUCTS, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY
Bowling centers generate over 60 percent of revenue from lane usage fees and over 30 percent from food and beverage sales. The remainder of revenue includes equipment rental, bowling merchandise, and receipts from video games, slot machines, and billiard tables. Bowling centers may have on-site snack bars, restaurants, or cocktail lounges. Larger centers may provide child-care, as well as meeting and party rooms. Most centers offer organized competitive bowling through leagues as well as recreational bowling or open play.
Specialty forms of bowling include sport bowling, novelty bowling, and bumper bowling. In sport bowling, carefully controlled lane conditions emphasize a bowlers specific... SHOW LESS READ MORE >
1. Industry Overview
2. Quarterly Industry Update
3. Business Challenges
4. Business Trends
5. Industry Opportunities
6. Call Preparation Questions
7. Financial Information
8. Industry Forecast
9. Web Links and Acronyms