Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Direct Selling of Jewelry and Accessories industry has struggled over the past five years, despite a strengthening economy. Industry products are highly discretionary and are influenced by economic factors such as consumer spending, as well as consumer preferences such as fashion fads and the shift toward mobile commerce. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to continue declining, however, at a slower rate. As the US economy continues stabilizing and consumer confidence recovers, industry operators are expected to experience some relief from the difficult conditions in prior years. An uptick in consumer confidence and a reduction in the unemployment rate are also expected to spur industry demand.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Direct Selling of Jewelry and Accessories industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.02 in capital investment. This is due to the industry's heavy reliance on human labor rather than machinery or computerized systems. Over the past five years, capital intensity has remained constant as the method of doing business has remained relatively unchanged.
Generally, capital expenditure in retail industries includes fixtures and fittings, cash registers, point-of-sale (POS) systems, storage units and other equipment... purchase to read more