Toy & Hobby Stores Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry operate physical retail stores that sell new toys, games, and hobby and craft supplies; some also sell products online. Major companies include GameStop, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and AC Moore Arts & Crafts (all based in the US), as well as Citta del Sole (Italy), Hamleys (UK), LEGO Group (Denmark), and Toyworld (Australia).

Competitive Landscape

Consumer spending is a key driver of demand for toy and hobby stores. In addition, population growth among young children (under 12) drives demand for toy stores, and population growth among women 35 and older drives demand for hobby stores. The profitability of individual companies depends on the ability to generate store traffic and effective merchandising. Large companies offer wide selections and deep discounts. Small companies can compete effectively by offering specialized products, providing superior customer service, or serving a local market. The US industry is highly concentrated: the top 50 companies generate about 85% of revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major products include toys (30% of sales), craft supplies (15%), kitchenware and home furnishings (15%), games (6%), and sewing supplies (4%). Other products include hobby goods, artificial flowers, and art supplies. Among traditional toys, key categories include outdoor and sports toys, infant and preschool toys, and dolls. Toy stores may provide assembly or delivery services. Hobby stores may offer classes, known as “how-to” seminars, and picture framing or floral arrangement.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Toy & Hobby Stores industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Toy & Hobby Stores Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Toy & Hobby Stores Companies:
5271.112M | United States
4924.956472M | United States
4924.927483M | United States
4924.927483M | United States
2963.281244M | United Kingdom
2762.3M | United States
2486.094072M | United States
2261.031146M | United States
2031.639011M | United States
1748.178M | Australia
1570.6M | Canada
1292.625M | Japan
1060.302158M | United Kingdom
688.447287M | Canada
649.41265M | Germany
640.926092M | Greece
603.786543M | China
572.67769M | Japan
568.38M | Japan
553.503148M | Japan

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