Shoe Stores Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry primarily sell casual, dress, and athletic shoes, including orthopedic shoes, from physical retail locations. Major US companies include Caleres (formerly Brown Shoe Company and owner of Famous Footwear and Naturalizer), DSW, Foot Locker, Genesco, and Payless ShoeSource. Some shoe manufacturers, such as Nike, also have retail operations. Major non-US companies include Aldo Group (Canada), Belle International (China), The 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 women’s casual and dress shoes (nearly 30% of industry revenue); men’s athletic shoes (20%); men’s casual and dress shoes (13%), and women’s athletic shoes (10%). 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.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Shoe Stores industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Shoe Stores Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Shoe Stores Companies:
7548.0M | United States
3109.055343M | United States
2600.703165M | United States
2499.456897M | Japan
2322.125261M | United States
2117.07M | United States
1838.956M | United States
1786.53M | United States
1419.657M | United States
1041.86481M | Japan
1016.746331M | United States
976.765M | United States
949.741221M | Switzerland
946.897283M | United Kingdom
943.0M | United States
900.254M | United States
817.569753M | Japan
775.80035M | United States
714.803606M | Colombia
709.35693M | Canada
706.86183M | Canada
645.217963M | United States
584.66574M | Poland

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