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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
Barriers to entry into the Women's Clothing Stores industry are moderate. While no specific regulations exist, barring new entrants from establishing operations within the industry, the competitive landscape may be difficult to navigate. Initial costs for setting up a retail store can be high. Rent, inventory and hardware all represent fixed costs that must be absorbed by an operator before any revenue is generated. Securing funding or investments can pose a barrier to entry for some retailers.
Supply contracts with wholesalers and importers can also pose a hurdle for new shop owners. Established operators often have contracts with upstream operators that limit styles available to other operators... purchase to read more