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 Investment Chapter
The Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores industry spends about 11.9% of revenue on labor costs. The retail sector, this industry included, is very customer service oriented. Retailers need to maintain high levels of customer service in order to help customers with their purchasing decisions. A large portion of labor in this industry is employed on a part-time or casual basis, and employment fluctuates throughout the year. In addition to customer relations, employees perform restocking, maintenance and inventory.
Capital expenditure comes in the form of cash registers, computers and software and physical apparatuses such as shelves and displays... purchase to read more