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Window Treatment Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Window Treatment Stores Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Houseware Stores | Mar 2015

Big-boxed out: External competition will contribute to the industry's continued decline

IBISWorld’s Window Treatment Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$976m
Annual Growth 10-15
-4.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
5,786
Businesses
1,571
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Demand for the Window Treatment Stores industry is on the decline as consumers increasingly consult general home improvement and department stores that offer similar products at reduced prices. As a result, the industry never fully recovered from the economic downturn, even while rising disposable incomes and greater consumer confidence led to gains in most other retail industries. Although the industry overall has been kept afloat by sales to affluent consumers seeking customized products, many window treatment stores have caved under competitive pressure and closed. Going forward, rising incomes will slow the industry's contraction, but revenue is ultimately expected to continue its decline over the next five years.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Window treatment products tend to be highly priced due to their essential and personalized nature as they served not only as decorations but to also cover the sun, reduce the noise and provide additional privacy in homes. Although industry operators have faced increased competition from discount merchandisers over the past five years, many consumers still opt for customizable and higher-end products due to their visibility in homes. However, as cash-strapped consumers reduced spending on big-ticket items and held off on remodeling to save cash, sales of industry products plunged during the economic downturn.

Window treatments can typically be separated into two types: ready-made or customized... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Window Treatment Stores Industry?

This industry includes specialty shops that retail indoor and outdoor window treatment products to consumers. Department stores, wholesalers, mass merchandisers and online retailers are excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Vertical and horizontal blinds, woven blinds and shades Curtains and draperies Ready-made and custom-made furniture coveringsDomestics (e.g. towels, sheets, blankets, table linens) Delivery and installation charges
 
Industry Activities
Retailing window treatment products


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