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Gift Shops and Greeting Card Stores

SIC 5947 | NAICS 453220

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Gift Shops & Greeting Card Stores  (view report)
Online Greeting Card Sales  (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

Great American Media Services
Gift Shop Magazine

Quarterly trade magazine features news and information for gift retailers, with topics addressed in this publication including in-depth coverage of trends and forecasts for various product categories, marketing strategies and ideas, effectively showcasing merchandise to enhance customer appeal, and updates on hot new products and trends. Digital editions of the magazine are available online.

Progressive Business Media
Information resources available from this organization include:

Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for retailers in the gift, toy, and home decor categories, with topics covered in the magazine including industry news, consumer trends, market dynamics, store operations, product introductions, technology updates, and trade show news, and with special features including the "Trends & Forecasts Report" published in the December issue.

Research Store
Research store features reports and surveys for retailers in the gift, toy, and home decor categories, with publications in this section including the "Trends & Forecasts Report", "The GiftBook", "Today's Retailer", "25 Gifted Retailers", "GiftBook Consumer Survey", and "Specialty Toy Survey". All items were originally published as articles in the print issues of Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine.

Unity Marketing
Greeting Cards Market

Consumer survey provides a comprehensive look at the U.S. market for greeting cards, with topics covered in the survey including market size and growth by product category (e.g., individual, boxed, and customized cards), product distribution by retail channel, customer demographics, purchasing behavior by product category, holidays/occasions, features and themes, and shopping destinations.

GIA Research
Greeting Cards

Comprehensive market research report provides in-depth analysis of the greeting cards market in the U.S. and other countries, with product categories analyzed including seasonal (e.g., Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas/New Year's) and everyday cards (e.g., birthday, anniversary, get well), and major players profiled including American Greetings, Papyrus, Hallmark, Avanti Press, and UNICEF.

Global Gifts, Novelty, and Souvenirs Market

Market research report analyzes the gifts, novelty, and souvenirs market on a global basis, with data provided in the report including market size and forecast by product category (souvenirs and novelty items, seasonal decoration, greeting cards, giftware), global region (Americas, Europe, APAC, MEA), and for major leading countries (e.g., United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and China).

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Gift Shops / Greeting Card Stores  Search for "453220"

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

Gift Shops & Greeting Card Stores
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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (NAICS 4532/4533)

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this retail sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with companies included in this sector including retail stores that sell merchandise such as souvenirs, novelty items, seasonal and holiday decorations, gifts, wrapping paper, tissue paper, ribbons, greeting cards, and party supplies.

PayScale, Inc.
Gift Shop / Greeting Card Store

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this retail sector such as store manager, buyer, merchandiser, sales person, and cashier, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Spencer Gifts, LLC, Things Remembered, Inc., American Greetings Corporation, Hallmark Cards, Inc., and PAPYRUS® / Schurman Retail Group.

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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data

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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