Arts and Crafts Stores: A Global Outlook
San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 11, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – Arts and crafts represent a principal component of socio-economic life and an integral element of the culture of every country. Like all other sectors, Arts and Crafts Stores were adversely affected by the global economic downturn which resulted in an overall decline in sales during the 2008-09 period. While consumer spending on certain types of craft declined significantly, purchases of certain other craft items such as sewing goods, cake decorating and jewelry making supplies increased, as people attempted to achieve savings by making products themselves. As a result, the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) movement gained significant traction during this period.
An out-of-the-ordinary trend that is being witnessed in recent times is that crafts that were previously the exclusive domain of the middle-aged and the older women group are now extending scope to include the younger population, even the male demography. With these and other consumers exhibiting increasing interest, stores are conducting various art related workshops to provide lessons in such skills. Further, the market is also witnessing a trend of recycling or reconstruction of old and unused items. This trend which was widely prevalent during the time of the great depression is making a comeback in the current cash constrained economic scenario. Consumers, instead of deposing items are recycling them to give them a new look and extend their functionality.
For over half-a-century, the global market for fine arts was dominated by the US and the UK. But in 2010, a marked shift was witnessed in this leadership, as China owing to its economic strength and favorable political climate overpowered the two countries and emerged into the forefront of the global fine arts auction industry. The country became a global hub for fine arts, attracting art collectors from various countries across the world.
The research report titled “Arts and Crafts Stores: A Global Outlook” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers an aerial view of the industry, highlights latest trends and demand drivers, in addition to providing statistical insights. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa The report offers a compilation of recent mergers, acquisitions, and strategic corporate developments. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of companies worldwide.
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