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 Analysis Chapter
Demand for the Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores industry is determined by demographic changes in the US population and macroeconomic variables, such as real disposable income. Demand is also influenced by the price of synthetic and nonsynthetic fibers, which influence the price of apparel, translating into fluctuations in procurement costs for operators and demand from downstream markets. Additionally, external competition from department stores has become an important point of consideration for this industry over the past five years, as department stores are a perfect substitute for children's clothing stores with the additional benefit of one-stop shopping.
Over the past five years, most of the demand drivers for this industry worked in its favor, spurring revenue growth... purchase to read more