Sporting Goods Stores Industry
Insights from D&B Hoovers

Industry Overview

Description

Companies in this industry operate physical retail stores specializing in sporting goods, athletic and fitness wear, fitness equipment, and related products. Major companies include Bass Pro, Big 5, Cabela's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Hibbett Sports, and REI (all based in the US), as well as FGL Sports (Canada), Groupe Go Sport (France), and Sports Direct International (UK).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by population demographics and consumer income. The profitability of individual companies depends on merchandising and marketing skills. Large chains have an advantage in stocking a wide variety of goods. Small companies and specialty retailers can compete successfully by carrying a deeper product line in specialized sports, hiring knowledgeable staff, offering repair services, or by serving a local market. The US industry is concentrated: the 20 largest companies account for about 55% of revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Sports equipment accounts for 60% of industry revenue; clothing, 20%; and footwear, 10%. Major equipment categories include team sports, exercise, hunting and firearms, golf, fishing, and camping.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Sporting Goods Stores industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.

Try D&B Hoovers for Free

See how easy it is to find qualified sales leads that align to your target markets and be better prepared to engage with decision makers so you can win their business every time with the new D&B Hoovers.Get a Free Trial
Start Live ChatChat

*Required Fields

FREE Alerts to Changes in Your D&B® Credit Scores!* Sign Up. Get CreditSignal® for FREE!*
Try D&B Credit FREE for 30 Days! Get Started. Try D&B Credit FREE for 30 Days