Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Revenue generated by this industry is overwhelmingly dependent on consumer spending and the demographic composition of Canada's population. In turn, per capita disposable income and the economic outlook largely determine consumer spending, while demography is dependent on Canada's rate of natural increase and net immigration. The rate of natural increase measures the difference between a country's death rate and birth rate, and adding net immigration determines the overall rate of population growth. However, none of these factors have worked in favour of the Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores industry over the past five years. Nevertheless, the industry is expected to bounce back over the five years to 2019... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
As a retail industry, children's and infants' clothing stores are heavily reliant on labour due to the increased focus on customer service and other daily store operations. While the use of technology has become increasingly important, the primary aspect of retailing is providing exceptional customer service. However, a large proportion of labour in this industry is employed on a part-time or casual basis, which causes employment to fluctuate throughout the year and peak during major holidays. In addition to customer service, employees also perform restocking, maintenance and inventory duties.
Capital expenditure comes in the form of cash registers, computers, software and in-store shelving and display units... purchase to read more