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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. While its contribution to the economy via its industry value added (IVA) is seemingly growing, much of the increase can be attributed to the industry's post-recessionary recovery. Over the 10 years to 2019, IBISWorld forecasts that IVA will grow at an average annual rate of 7.2%, while US GDP grows at 2.5% per year. As a result, the industry's contribution to the economy is increasing, which typically indicates that the industry is growing. However, IVA's strong growth is mostly due to the recovery from recession low profit margins. Overall, the industry exhibits characteristics of mature industries.
This life cycle stage is also confirmed by the industry's merger and acquisition activity... purchase to read more