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Shoe Stores

  • ID: 1052602
  • Report
  • February 2021
  • Region: United States
  • 10 Pages
  • First Research
Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry primarily sell casual, dress, and athletic shoes, including orthopedic shoes, from physical retail locations. Major US companies include Caleres, DSW, Foot Locker, and Genesco. Some shoe manufacturers, such as Nike, also have retail operations. Major non-US companies include Deichmann Group (Germany), and Vivarte (France).

Competitive Landscape

New styles and personal income drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective merchandising and competitive pricing. Large companies have advantages in purchasing, distribution, and marketing. Small companies can compete effectively by stocking specialty products, providing superior customer service, or serving a local market. The US industry is concentrated: the top 50 companies account for about 80% of industry revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major products sold by shoe stores include men's athletic shoes (more than 25% of industry revenue); women's casual and dress shoes (about 20%); women's athletic shoes (13%); and men's casual and dress shoes (11%). Other products include handbags, hosiery, and jewelry. Companies may specialize in men's, women's, children's, or athletic shoes. Many shoe retailers are family shoe stores, which offer merchandise for multiple targets.
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  • Industry Overview
  • Quarterly Industry Update
  • Business Challenges
  • Business Trends
  • Industry Opportunities
  • Call Preparation Questions
  • Financial Information
  • Industry Forecast
  • Web Links and Acronyms
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