Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, the Direct Selling Companies industry has been on a roller-coaster ride. When the Canadian economy began to slump with the global economy, consumers, who make up the largest source of industry sales, cut back on discretionary purchases and more frequently sought to save money by shopping at department stores, mass merchandisers and e-commerce retailers. In the next five years, the industry will experience slightly better revenue growth, but the continued presence of fierce external competition will offset this increase... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Direct Selling Companies industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.12 in capital investment. This is partly due to the industry relying heavily on human labour rather than computerized systems. Over the past five years, capital intensity has declined slightly; in 2009, for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators spent about $0.14 in capital investment.
For most retail industries capital expenditure includes fixtures and fittings, cash registers, point-of-sale (POS) systems, storage units and other equipment... purchase to read more