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 Investment Chapter
Capital intensity within the Women's Clothing Stores industry is low. For every dollar spent on labour, the typical operator dedicates $0.08 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 13.0% of revenue in 2010 to 13.4% expected in 2015... purchase to read more