Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Much like many other textile industries, the Tile and Marble Stores industry was hit hard by the decline in residential and nonresidential construction brought on by the recession. As construction rates picked up, industry revenue has started to recover, but not yet to prerecession levels, and will not reach that level within the next five years. Though strong revenue and profit growth are expected, increasing external and internal competition will pose threats to the industry.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Tile and Marble Stores industry has a low level of capital intensity, due to the largely labor intensive nature of the industry's retailing activities. For every dollar spent on wages, about $0.11 is allocated toward capital expenditures.
The capital expenditure in this industry includes the basic structural components necessary to conduct business within brick-and-mortar locations. Major expenditures include fixtures and fittings, cash registers, point-of-sale (POS) systems, storage units and transportation equipment. Over the past decade, the industry has undergone a considerable change with the implementation of computer scanning technology. As a result, it has simplified labor tasks and minimized the level of human error in processing purchases... purchase to read more