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Hobby, Arts, and Crafts Stores

SIC 5945 | NAICS 451120

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Hobby, Crafts & Arts Supplies Stores  (view report)
Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth 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:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

Mintel Group Ltd.
Arts and Crafts Consumer - US

Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. arts and crafts market from a consumer standpoint, with topics addressed in the report including market overview, brick-and-mortar retailers, online enterprises, marketing strategies, types of crafts made in the last twelve months, money spent on projects, preferred shopping destinations, purchasing behaviors, and consumer segmentation.

Association for Creative Industries
Publications available from this trade association include:

Gradient  Select "Newsroom - Gradient"
Quarterly trade magazine features news and information for crafting product retailers, designers, and distributors, with topics covered in various issues of the magazine including business best practices, expert advice, social media tips, creative store profiles, practical techniques, seasonal merchandising ideas, and new products and trends. Publication is available to AFCI members and subscribers only.

Creative Products Size of the Industry Study  Select "Membership - Research"
Consumer study provides detailed information on crafter demographics, household participation, total U.S. market spend, average monthly spending by category, purchase locations, and crafter attitudes, with various crafting categories covered by the study including painting, drawing, paper crafts, edible arts, kids crafts, sewing and knitting, jewelry making, floral crafting, and wood crafts and home decor.

International Art Materials Association
Reports available from the "NAMTA Artists & Art Materials Study" include:

Retailer Survey Results
Triennial retailer survey provides information on the retail art materials market in the U.S. and Canada, with topics covered in the survey including number of stores, product segments, marketing methods, social media, supplier support, store strengths, expansion plans, total sales and growth rate, sales by product category (e.g., art supplies, classes, framing, and other), growth categories, and online sales.

Market Summary
Triennial market survey provides information on size and growth of the art materials market in the U.S. and Canada, with topics covered in the report including market size, growth over the last three years, market share by retail channel and product category, number of specialty retailers, number of crafts chain stores, specialty art materials retailer sales and growth, and retailer sales by product category.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Hobby, Arts, and Craft Stores  Search for "451120"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Craft & Hobby Association
CHA Independent Craft Retailer Benchmark Survey

Benchmark survey provides an overview of the independent craft retailer industry, with topics covered in the survey including type of business (e.g., home based, store front), total square footage, annual sales in total and by major product category, annual operating income, average total cost of inventory, average sale per customer, paying customers served, use of social media, and total paid staff hours.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Arts & Crafts Store

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this retail sector such as retail store manager, department manager, sales associate, floral designer, picture framer, and cashier, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Michaels Stores, Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, and A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts.

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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data  Select "Guest Search" to view data by industry

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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