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Women's Clothing Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Women's Clothing Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44812CA | Mar 2014

Sale season: Revenue will rise, but an increasing number of new entrants will escalate competition

IBISWorld’s Women's Clothing Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
52,538
Businesses
4,137
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Sales of women's clothing is largely dependent on levels of disposable income. As the economy continues to gain momentum after the recession, disposable income will rise and support growth for the Women's Clothing Stores industry over the next five years. Additionally, the number of stores will grow, increasing competition in an already rather saturated market. This, coupled with competition from online sales, will further strain individual operators... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Capital intensity within the Women's Clothing Stores industry is moderate. For every dollar spent on labour, the typical operator dedicates $0.20 to capital expenses. Women's clothing stores require staff to provide high levels of customer service. Staff members are also required for merchandising tasks and processing sales. Capital costs include items such as cash registers and computer systems.

Over the past five years, capital intensity has remained relatively unchanged. While investments in capital equipment have grown as technology has advanced, wage costs have also grown. The mounting focus on customer service has caused retailers to hire more highly skilled workers. As such, wage costs have increased from 19.7% of revenue in 2009 to 21.8% expected in 2014. .. purchase to read more

 


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What is the Women's Clothing Stores Industry?

Stores participating in this industry specialize in women's wear, including juniors' clothes, misses' clothes, plus-size fashion and maternity wear. Many retailers also sell accessories and other apparel (such as men's and children's), activities that are traditionally undertaken by industries such as Men's Clothing Stores (44811) and Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores (44813).

Industry Products
Tops (blouses, shirts and T-shirts)Bottoms (pants, skirts and jeans)DressesOuterwearUndergarments and sports apparel
 
Industry Activities
Selling women's topsSelling women's bottomsSelling women's dressesSelling women's outerwearSelling women's active apparelSelling women's swimsuitsSelling women's undergarments


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