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Kitchen & Cookware Stores – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5719  |  NAICS 442299

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Kitchen & Cookware Stores  (view report)
Online Kitchenware Sales  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Oser Communications Group
Kitchenware News

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for kitchenware retailers, with topics covered in various issues including industry news, retailer profiles, trade show coverage, and product reviews and news by product category (cookware, bakeware, appliances, food storage, home textiles, knives, tableware, and tools and gadgets). Current edition and annual buyers guide are available free online.

International Housewares Association
Publications available from this trade association include:

State of the Industry Report
Annual report provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. housewares market, with topics covered in the report including market size by product category (e.g., tableware, kitchen electrics, kitchen tools and accessories, and cookware and bakeware) and product category sales by distribution channel (e.g., mass merchants/supercenters, department stores, specialty stores, and supermarkets/food stores).

Housewares MarketWatch
Quarterly publication provides market size (dollar volume sales) and demographic analysis data (unit volume share percentages for selected consumer demographics) for various housewares categories, with categories covered in the report including kitchen electrics, tabletop (e.g., dinnerware, beverage ware, flatware), kitchen non-electrics (e.g., cookware, bakeware, cutlery), and kitchen/dining textiles.

Freedonia Group
Tableware & Kitchenware

Freedonia Focus market research report analyzes U.S. demand and shipments at the manufacturers' level for tableware and kitchenware items used to prepare, serve, consume, and store food, with data provided in the report including historical demand and forecasts by product type (e.g., ceramic, glass, metal, wood, and plastic ware). Summary description and table of contents can be viewed free online.

Mintel Group Ltd.
Cookware - US

Consumer research report analyzes the cookware market at the retail level, with information provided
in the study including retail sales and forecast by product segment (e.g., nonstick cookware, stainless steel cookware, anodized aluminum cookware, metal bakeware, and cutlery) and retail store channel, cookware ownership and demographics, retailers shopped by segment, and retailer selection factors.

GIA Research

Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast sales by product segment (e.g., dinnerware, glassware, crystalware, flatware) and product segment market share by retail channel (e.g., mass merchant and club, department store, specialty store, and others).

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Kitchen & Cookware Stores
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for companies that sell bakeware (e.g., cake pans, mixing bowls, baking sheets), cookware (e.g., pots, skillets, ovens), cutlery and utensils (e.g., knives, knife blocks, tongs, ladles), and small appliances (e.g., crock pots, pressure cookers, blenders, food processors).

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Kitchenware Store

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this retail sector such as general manager, retail store manager, retail store assistant manager, and sales associate, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Sur La Table, Inc., Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Inc., World Kitchen, LLC, and The Kitchen Collection, LLC.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Home Furnishings Stores

Annual employment and wage survey includes hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis for personnel employed by retailers that sell small appliances (e.g., blenders, crock pots, pressure cookers, food processors), bakeware (e.g., measuring cups, cake pans, baking sheets), cookware (e.g., pots, pans, skillets), and cutlery and utensils (e.g., knives, spoons, spatulas).

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