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Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Apparel & Accessories Stores | Jul 2014

Sizing up: Designer labels and more plus-size options will underpin industry performance

IBISWorld’s Plus-Size Women's Clothing 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Ascena Retail Group Ascena Retail Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
68,433
Businesses
5,822
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 Investment Chapter

Capital intensity in the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry is moderate. For every dollar spent on labor, the average participant allocates $0.21 to capital costs. Retail operations are typically labor intensive, with employees handling most day-to-day activities, including tracking inventory, making supply orders, stocking shelves and racks and engaging in customer service. However, during the past five years, the industry's reliance on labor has waned, as an increasing number of tasks are becoming automated. Depreciation expenses have grown as stores have introduced new technologies, such as inventory-tracking software. These technologies have replaced many of the manual tasks undertaken by workers... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores Industry?

Retailers in this industry specialize in plus-size women’s clothing, which is clothing proportioned specifically for larger women. Typically, sizes 14 and up are considered to be in the plus-size category, but not all brands and retailers follow this convention.

Industry Products
Dresses and skirtsBlouses, knits, t-shirts and sweatersPants, shorts and jeansCoats, jackets and suitsUndergarmentsOther apparel (e.g. swimwear and activewear)
 
Industry Activities
Retailing plus-size women's dresses and skirtsRetailing plus-size women's topsRetailing plus-size women's pantsRetailing plus-size women's coats and jacketsRetailing plus-size women's undergarments


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