Quarterly magazine features news and information for professional crafters, retailers, designers, and distributors, with topics covered in various issues including industry news and trends, marketing and merchandising strategies, business management, customer relations, social media tips, association activities, and trade and regulatory concerns. Archived digital editions are available to members only.
Online resource provides news and information for craft industry professionals, with data provided by various surveys including industry size and growth, craft participant demographics by type of activity, experience level by activity, number of activities, hours per week spent on creative projects, changes in purchasing habits, and anticipated change in craft participation. Articles can be viewed free online.
Comprehensive study provides a detailed analysis of this market sector from a consumer standpoint, with topics covered in the report including market overview and drivers, key industry trends, attitudes toward costs of crafts, materials purchased by type of retailer, crafting trends and predictions, crafter demographics, types of crafting projects, crafter motivations, and overcoming barriers to craftmaking.
Market research study provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector on a global and regional basis, with data provided in the study including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., painting and drawing, sewing and fabrics, paper crafts, kids crafts, arts and crafts tools), usage (e.g., personal use, commercial use), global region (e.g., Americas), and country (e.g., US, Canada).
Market research study analyzes the market for this product sector on a global basis, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast revenue and growth rate by product type (e.g., drawing pen, paints and stains, craft tools, other), application (e.g., educational use, commercial use, personal use), major region (e.g., North America), and country (e.g., United States, Canada, Mexico).
Triennial retailer study provides information on the retail art materials market in the U.S. and Canada, with topics covered in the report including number of store locations, total sales and growth, sales by product category (e.g., art supplies, craft supplies, framing supplies and services), in-store vs. online sales, and effectiveness of regular marketing functions and promotional methods in increasing sales.
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.
Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of the most recent year's annual revenue for retail enterprises that sell hobby goods, toys, games, and collectibles; art materials and craft supplies; fabrics, patterns, yarns, thread, laces, trimmings, notions, and needlecraft kits; and home decor, picture frames, and seasonal decorations.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as marketing manager, store manager, assistant store manager, graphic designer, customer service manager, retail sales associate, framer, and cashier, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including The Michaels Companies Inc., Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., and Jo-Ann Stores, LLC.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for positions employed by companies in this sector which includes retail stores that sell hobby goods, toys, games, and collectibles; art materials and craft supplies; fabrics, patterns, yarns, thread, laces, trimmings, notions, and needlecraft kits; and home decor, picture frames, and seasonal decorations.