Industry Guide: Sports Equipment
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Search Terms: sports equipment, sporting goods, athletic goods
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Sports Equipment Industry Profile: United States
Sports Equipment Industry Profile: Global
Hoover’s Industry Snapshots
Available in LexisNexis Academic
Industry Snapshots contain detailed overviews including key players and company rankings, descriptions and links for terminology, associations and organizations, and selected resources. Some reports are a few lines but include important links for more information.
Selected Reports:Fitness Equipment
Sporting Goods Equipment
Selected Reports:Sporting & Athletic Goods Manufacturing in the US – 33992
Sporting Goods Stores in the US – 45111
Sporting Goods Wholesaling in the US – 42191
Gym & Exercise Equipment Manufacturing in the US – 33992b
Mintel Graphing Tutorial
Search Terms: apparel, sports, equipment
Selected Reports:Action and Extreme Sports – US – March 2011
Home Fitness Equipment – US – September 2002
Golf Equipment – US – March 2003
Exercise Trends – US – June 2010
Athletic Shoes- US – June 2008
Sporting Goods: Team Sports – US – August 2008
HD9992.U5 S667 2008 (Pardee Reference Collection)
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Industry Surveys often provide information on trade associations.
Another source of trade associations is:
Take a look at selected industry websites under sports.
Selected Industry Associations: