Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Lingerie Stores industry is made up of retailers that primarily sell intimate apparel for women. While the trend toward lingerie as a fashion item and not just a necessity boosted lingerie sales prior to the recession, weak spending conditions following low consumer confidence and disposable income led to this industry's decline in recent years. Nonetheless, more innovative and fashionable products that cater to America's changing demographics are expected to drive this industry's rebound in the coming years.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Lingerie Stores industry is in the mature stage of its industry life cycle. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to rise at an average annual rate of 1.9% over the 10 years to 2017. This is line with the overall US economy, with GDP projected to increase at an annualized rate of 2.1% over the same 10-year period. Consequently, the Lingerie Stores industry is growing in line with the overall economy, a key indicator of its mature life cycle stage.
In the five years to 2012, the number of industry retailers decreased at an average annual rate of 2.3% to 4,346 firms... purchase to read more