Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Plus-Size Women's Clothing industry has experienced substantial growth over the past five years, stemming from a growing market and favorable economic conditions. As the economy strengthened and per capita disposable income increased, plus-size consumers were able to spend more on clothing and other discretionary purchases. Additionally, the market for industry goods has steadily increased over the period. While the plus-size community is generally underserved by the mainstream clothing market, a variety of both online-only stores and department stores have capitalized on the growing customer base. Over the next five years, profit is expected to slowly increase, as more premium brands flood the market.
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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Capital intensity in the Plus-Size Women's Clothing Stores industry is low. For every dollar spent on labor, the average participant allocates $0.09 to capital costs. These capital expenditures usually consist of point-of-sale (POS) and inventory tracking systems. 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... purchase to read more