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 Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of the Women's Clothing Stores industry largely follows the country's distribution of population. This is typically the case with retail industries because they rely heavily on consumer purchases. Ontario is the most densely populated province, with 38.7% of the country's population. The region is also home to 36.6% of total industry establishments. Its location on the Great Lakes gives this area easy access to imports from the United States and a well-established transportation network.
Quebec is another important region for this industry. With 23.1% of Canada's population, it accounts for about 28.9% of total women's clothing stores. The region also has access to key waterways that make transporting goods easier and less costly.
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