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

IBISWorld’s Department Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 Locations Chapter

In 2015, IBISWorld estimates that the West region will account for 21.1% of revenue and 15.3% of industry establishments. In most retail industries, revenue and establishment locations correlate closely with population levels; more people in a given region will typically translate to higher demand for industry goods. However, there are a number of divergent trends among some key regions of this industry. In fact, the US Census Bureau estimates that the West region accounts for 17.0% of population. The four-percentage point differential between revenue and population is significant: this region has an average per capita personal income level above the national average. California accounts for the highest share of revenue, representing 16.3% of the industry's total revenue alone... purchase to read more


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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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