Out of stock: Mounting external competition from e-commerce will pose a threat to industry revenue

The Women's Clothing Stores in Ontario experienced fluctuated growth over the past five years, due to growing external competition. Although consumer spending in Ontario has consistently increased during the reporting period, industry revenue was stagnant in 2013 and 2014 due to increasing pressure from external industries. Following the stagnant revenue growth, industry operators in the province primarily focused their efforts to strategically downsize their operations, closing stores not meeting benchmarks. Overall, industry revenue in Ontario is projected to grow over the five years to 2018. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is projected to increase...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is expected to experience increasing pressure from external industries
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Ontario comprises 36.5% of the national industry’s establishment counts due to the province being the most populated. In addition, Ontario’s location on the Great Lakes supports women’s clothing stores in the area with access to imports and established networks of transportation. The geographic spread of the Women’s Clothing Stores industry at the provincial level is heavily influenced by the population of the region. Trending with the broader wholesale and retail trade sector, the Toronto economic region is projected to represent more than 45.0% of wholesale and retail trade establishments and employees. As populated regions provide more traffic for stores and give operators more opportunities to recruit the right talent, areas like Toronto will be the most densely populated. Fol...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Women's Clothing Stores in Ontario Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Women's Clothing Stores in Ontario Industry are

  • Attractive product presentation
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Retail GDP of Ontario and Per capita disposable income in Ontario in the Women's Clothing Stores in Ontario industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Women's Clothing Stores in Ontario 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) that are traditionally undertaken by industries such as the Men’s Clothing Stores industry in Canada (IBISWorld report 44811CA) and the Children’s and Infants’ Clothing Stores industry in Canada (44813CA).

    Industry Products
  • Dresses
  • Accessories
  • Suits
  • Bottoms
  • Tops
  • Outwear
  • Footwear
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling women's tops
  • Selling women's bottoms
  • Selling women's dresses
  • Selling women's outerwear
  • Selling women's active apparel
  • Selling women's swimsuits
  • Selling women's undergarments
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Retail GDP of Ontario
  • Per capita disposable income in Ontario
  • Number of fixed broadband connections
  • Number of Adults aged 15 to 64 in Ontario

  • Current Performance
    Industry Outlook
    Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Women's Clothing Stores in Ontario Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing & Clothing Accessories Wholesaling in Canada
  • Small Specialty Retail Stores in Canada
  • Women's & Girls' Apparel Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Bottoms
  • Other
  • Dresses
  • Outwear
  • Tops
  • Accessories
  • Footwear
  • Suits
  • Chart: Women's Clothing Stores in Ontario Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Highest income quintile
  • Third-lowest income quintile
  • Fourth-lowest income quintile
  • Second-lowest income quintile
  • Lowest income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Women's Clothing Stores in Ontario Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Women's Clothing Stores in Ontario

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    Reitmans (Canada) Limited, YM Inc., Groupe Dynamite, Laura Canada,
  • Table: Reitmans (Canada) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: YM Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Groupe Dynamite - financial performance
  • Table: Laura Canada - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Women's Clothing Stores in Ontario Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Women's Clothing Stores in Ontario Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • ON - Consumer spending in Ontario (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Apparel or brand that is up to date with the latest fashion trends.
  • Fast Fashion
  • A term that refers to moderately priced clothing collections that are based on the latest runway trends.
  • Premium Denim
  • Denim that carries superior qualities, such as high quality and flattering cuts. These products also tend to demand a price premium.
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