Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The growing obesity rate has supported revenue growth for the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry in the past five years. While industry performance was strained by the recession due to lower disposable income, demand is expected to increase in the five years to 2019. The industry is set to grow strongly, benefiting from a rising per capita disposable income and a decline in the healthy eating index. Moreover, industry operators will likely benefit from greater designer collaboration and greater availability of premium products. As a result, despite potential competition from alternative retailers, industry profit is anticipated to rise as more high-end labels begin to offer plus-size styles.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry is characterized by a low level of concentration, with the top four companies accounting for less than 40.0% of 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, about one-quarter are estimated to be nonemployers, while about 95.0% of employer firms have fewer than 20 employees.
In the five years to 2014, the concentration of plus-size women's clothing stores is expected to decrease. The large players lost market share in the poor economy while new, smaller players quickly gained market acceptance... purchase to read more