Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, the Women's Clothing Stores industry has benefited from improving demand as consumer spending levels recovered over the postrecessionary period. The industry is positioned for consistent revenue growth over the next five years, as the Canadian economy continues to stabilize and consumers have reliable sources of income for discretionary spending. M&A activity is anticipated to continue among the industry's top players as certain brands fizzle out and others enter the spotlight; as they do, new business opportunities will become available for large companies looking to update their brand portfolios... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Women’s Clothing Stores industry is in a growing life cycle stage. Its contribution to the Canadian economy, measured through its industry value added (IVA), is growing above the rate of GDP growth. Over the 10 years to 2020, IBISWorld projects IVA will grow at an average annual rate of 3.0%; meanwhile Canadian GDP is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 2.1%.
Moreover, the number of industry establishments is growing at a steady pace and is expected to continue in this fashion over the next five years. Between 2010 and 2020, the number of brick-and-mortar women’s clothing stores is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 1.0% to 8,314. This steady growth is indicative of the stable demand for women’s apparel... purchase to read more