Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The economic recovery will lead to significant improvement within the industry as consumers spend their increasing discretionary incomes on craft products. While competition from e-commerce websites and online auctions will be strong, demand from baby boomers and the young do-it-yourself market will bolster revenue. Additionally, positive returns will create opportunities for some operators to expand and new stores to enter the industry... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Fabric, Craft and Sewing Supplies Stores industry requires medium level of investment due to the combined need for both human labor and computerized systems. For every dollar spent on wages, about $0.16 is expected to be allocated to capital assets.
The capital expenditure in this industry includes fixtures and fittings, cash registers and point-of-sale (POS) systems. Over the last 10 to 15 years, the industry has undergone a considerable change with the implementation of computer scanning technology. Its implementation is estimated to have simplified labor tasks and it also minimized the level of human error in processing purchases. POS systems have enabled operators to computerize their inventory resulting in better stock control and cost efficiencies... purchase to read more