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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
In the 10 years to 2020, IBISWorld expects industry value added, or the industry's contribution to the economy, to grow at an average annual rate of 2.8%; this growth is roughly in line with GDP's forecast annualized increase of 2.5% during the same time.
During the past decade, a large portion of US manufacturing has been transferred to China and other Asian countries, which have lower production costs. These costs have filtered through to US consumers, and the price of items such as clothing and shoes have declined or stagnated in real terms during the past few years. The lower prices have had a positive effect on demand, despite the spike in cotton prices during 2010... purchase to read more