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 Locations Chapter
Similar to most retail industries, the geographical spread of industry establishments falls in line with population trends in each US regions and thus consumer demand. A greater number of residents in a particular region results in stronger demand for products retailed by the Window Treatment Stores industry.
Based on US Census Bureau data, IBISWorld estimates that the Southeast region will account for the largest share of industry establishments at 25.7%, and the largest share of the US population at just more than 25.0%. Due to higher levels of the older population with houses, Florida alone is estimated to capture about 12.0% of all establishments.
The Mid-Atlantic and West regions are expected to hold about 19.5% and 14.0% of industry establishments, respectively... purchase to read more