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 Products Chapter
Plus-size women's clothing stores sell the same products as general women's clothing stores (IBISWorld report 44812), though they primarily carry merchandise sized 14 and up. For instance, Lane Bryant and Avenue stores carry sizes 14 and larger, while Torrid stores attempt to serve a slightly wider demographic, with sizes starting at 12. Plus-size women's clothing stores attract shoppers to items that cannot be found in desirable sizes at other retail shops.
One key differentiating product segment within the plus-size women's clothing stores industry is undergarments, which account for 13.7% of revenue, higher than the share occupied within general women's clothing stores... purchase to read more