The industry is expected to benefit from further investment in residential construction and remodeling
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 20, 2015
This industry is comprised of retail shops that specialize in the sale of lighting equipment and fixtures. Products sold by industry operators include lamps, chandeliers, ceiling lights, landscape lights and deck lights. The majority of industry products are purchased by homeowners looking to furnish their houses or to redecorate and remodel. Consequently, demand moves with the levels of residential construction and consumer spending. Recovery in those sectors has spurred strong industry growth in the five years to 2015.
Despite improving demand conditions the industry remains fragmented and competitive. The majority of lamp and lighting stores are small, family-owned and localized, serving a nearby residential market. In addition to internal competition between operators, the industry faces external competition from mass merchandisers and online retailers. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Amal Ahmad, “Mass merchandisers such as Home Depot are able to offer a variety of lighting fixtures and cater to consumers with the convenience of one-stop shopping.” Meanwhile, online retailers such as Amazon are gaining popularity with households looking for price bargains or for products out of reach geographically. Heightened competition has kept the industry's selling prices low.
The Lamp and Lighting Stores industry exhibits low market share concentration, with no operator generating 5.0% or more of revenue in 2015. In addition, the top four players combined are expected to generate less than 10.0% of revenue over the year. “The industry is highly fragmented, with the majority of operators based in a single city or state and serving a narrow geographic market,” says Ahmad. In addition, the majority of operators are family-owned, with just under half being nonemployers; these are businesses without a registered workforce, with one employee working alone or alongside family members only. IBISWorld expects the Lamp and Lighting Stores industry to remain highly fragmented and with low market share concentration through 2020.
The industry is expected to benefit from further investment in residential construction and remodeling in the next five years. In addition, high disposable income will encourage purchases of pricey lighting fixtures such as chandeliers and recessed lighting. However, competition is expected to remain high, discouraging the entry of new operators and spurring incumbents to control costs better and to add value to their services. Overall, IBISWorld expects revenue to grow marginally.
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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics
Operators in this industry are specialized retailers of lamps and lighting fixtures, for indoor and outdoor use. This industry excludes non-specialty retailers of lamps and lights such as home department stores.
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