Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores industry will experience steady growth over the next five years as revived sentiment boosts overall sales. Consumers will continue to focus on brand names, driving sales for major companies like Babies"R"Us and Gymboree. Over the next five years, merger and acquisition activity will be common, with major players purchasing less-profitable operations to gain market share... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The top four players in this industry collectively generate 68.1% of revenue. Acquisitions have boosted market presence, with Ascena Retail Group's purchase of Justice from DressBarn in 2009 as one of the most recent and most significant purchases in the recent past.
IBISWorld estimates that about 70.0% of total firms are nonemployer companies or partnerships. Furthermore, about 95.0% of employer firms will employ less than 20 people. These figures together indicate that large corporations dominate the industry, with small-scale, local establishments making up the remaining participants. Please refer to the Barriers to Entry section of this report for further concentration analysis for this industry... purchase to read more