Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Plus-Size Women's Clothing industry has experienced substantial growth over the past five years, stemming from a growing market and favorable economic conditions. As the economy strengthened and per capita disposable income increased, plus-size consumers were able to spend more on clothing and other discretionary purchases. Additionally, the market for industry goods has steadily increased over the period. While the plus-size community is generally underserved by the mainstream clothing market, a variety of both online-only stores and department stores have capitalized on the growing customer base. Over the next five years, profit is expected to slowly increase, as more premium brands flood the market.
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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry is characterized by a low level of concentration, with only one company accounting for 15.1% of industry revenue. While numerous other players with hundreds of locations exist within the industry, none generate more than 5.0% of industry revenue. Major players in this industry have numerous retail outlets throughout the United States, while smaller players are generally independently owned and operate on a local level. Of all the plus-size women's clothing establishments, about 20.0% are estimated to be nonemployers, while the overwhelming majority of employer firms have fewer than 20 employees.
In the five years to 2015, the concentration of plus-size women's clothing stores is expected to decrease... purchase to read more