Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
While the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry's performance was strained by the recession due to lower disposable income, demand will pick up in the next five years. Floods in key cotton-supplying regions have also cut into profit, but retailers will likely turn around in the five years to 2018. In particular, growth in disposable income and more plus-size choices from designers will encourage demand.... 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 2018, IBISWorld forecasts that IVA will grow at an average annual rate of 4.4%, while US GDP grows at 2.1% per year. The industry is still growing at a pace similar to the overall economy, which indicates a mature life cycle stage.
This life cycle stage is also confirmed by the industry's merger and acquisition (M&A) activity... purchase to read more