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Department Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Department Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 45211 | Apr 2015

Bewarehouse clubs: Operators are becoming supercenters, exiting the industry and reducing industry revenue

The Department Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$164bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-4.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
918,916
Businesses
68
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the five years to 2015, heightened price-based competition from online retailers has limited industry demand despite increased consumer spending. The Department Stores industry will continue contracting over the five years to 2020, albeit a slower rate. Growing competition from online retailers is expected to place further price pressures on industry operators, while even more companies shift to the Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry (IBISWorld report 45291). To effectively compete, operators will target niche luxury consumers or expand their outlet store presence... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The majority of stores in this industry operate as part of a national chain with numerous locations across the United States. In addition, stores tend to be on the larger side, with almost 90.0% of all stores employing more than 50 employees. Industry concentration measures the extent to which the top four players dominate an industry. According to IBISWorld estimates, the top four largest industry operators are expected to account for about 53.3% of industry revenue in 2015.

Market share concentration in the Department Stores industry has decreased considerably over the past five years because many major players like Walmart and Target are transitioning to the Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry (IBISWorld report 45291)... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Department Stores Industry?

Department stores retail a broad range of general merchandise, such as apparel, jewelry, cosmetics, home furnishings, general household products, toys, appliances and sporting goods. Discount department stores, which are also included in this industry, retail similar lines of goods at low prices. However, big-box retailers and supercenters that offer fresh groceries in their stores, and warehouse clubs that operate under membership programs, are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Women's clothing and footwearMen's clothing and footwearHome goods and appliancesDrugs and cosmeticsChildren's clothing and footwearToys and hobbiesNongrocery food items
 
Industry Activities
Retailing apparel and accessoriesRetailing appliances and home furnishingsRetailing toys and sporting goodsRetailing other general merchandise


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