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Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44813CA | Aug 2016

Poor sales: Competition from alternative retailers will impede industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores industry has had to battle against tough external competition over the past five years. Many department stores and international brands started selling children's clothing in Canada, which reduced the overall price point at which such items are sold. Additionally, significant volatility in the price of cotton has resulted in shrinking profit margins. Over the next five years, per capita disposable income is expected to rise and a falling unemployment rate will temper the industry's revenue decline. Nevertheless, the industry will continue to experience intense competition from alternative retailers, impeding overall growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic distribution of children's and infants' clothing stores largely corresponds with the distribution of the population. Ontario and Quebec command the greatest share of industry establishments and population, at 42.5% and 26.7%, respectively. Both regions have access to key waterways, which reduces transportation costs. Moreover, Ontario's proximity to the Great Lakes region in the United States gives the region the advantage of imports from US manufacturers and wholesalers.

British Columbia and Alberta combined hold 23.3% of industry establishments and hold substantial shares of the Canadian population. All other regions, which are much less populous, account for the remaining 7.7% of industry establishments.

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What is the Children's & Infants' Clothing Stores Industry?

This industry includes specialized clothing retailers that sell a wide range of ready-to-wear infant and children’s clothing. Supplementary services include basic alterations, such as hemming and taking in or letting out seams. This industry excludes retail sales from department stores, mass merchants and online-only retailers.

Industry Products
Boys' clothingGirls' clothingInfants' and toddlers' clothing
Industry Activities
Operating children's clothing storesOperating infants' clothing storesOperating toddlers' clothing stores

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