Conversion conundrum: Store conversions have siphoned revenue and industry pressure has come from strong external competition

The brick-and-mortar operators in the Department Stores industry in Massachusetts experienced a steady decline over the five years to 2018, as many companies failed to compete with online retailers and specialty stores. Furthermore, many department stores in the state have expanded their product portfolios to include groceries in recent years, which effectively removes their revenue from this industry and redirects it to the Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters industry (IBISWorld report 45291). For example, between 2013 and 2017, Walmart converted several of its Massachusetts establishments to superstores, causing a net 12 gain in supercenters and a net loss of 10 industry-relevant discount stores. As a result, total industry revenue declined at an expected annualized rate of 3.2%...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-3.2%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
25,207
Businesses
159

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • While the store conversions have siphoned revenue, most industry pressure has come in the form of strong external competition
  • Additional Insights for the Department Stores in Massachusetts Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Department Stores in Massachusetts Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Experienced work force
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Percentage of services conducted online and Import penetration into the manufacturing sector in the Department Stores in Massachusetts industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Department Stores in Massachusetts Industry?

    Department stores retail a broad range of general merchandise, such as apparel, jewelry, cosmetics, home furnishings, general household products, toys, appliances and sporting goods. Discount department stores, which are also included in this industry, retail similar lines of goods at low prices. However, big-box retailers and supercenters that offer fresh groceries in their stores, and warehouse clubs that operate under membership programs, are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Women's clothing and footwear
  • Men's clothing and footwear
  • Home goods and appliances
  • Drugs and cosmetics
  • Children's clothing and footwear
  • Toys and hobbies
  • Nongrocery food items
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing apparel and accessories
  • Retailing appliances and home furnishings
  • Retailing toys and sporting goods
  • Retailing other general merchandise
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
  • Per capita disposable income in Massachusetts
  • Time spent on leisure and sports

  • Current Performance
    Industry Outlook
    Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Department Stores in Massachusetts Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ceramics Manufacturing
  • Footwear Wholesaling
  • Hardware Manufacturing
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Major Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Wholesaling
  • Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing
  • Vacuum, Fan & Small Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Women's clothing and footwear
  • Drugs and cosmetics
  • Home goods and appliances
  • Men's clothing and footwear
  • Children's clothing and footwear
  • Nongrocery food items
  • Toys and hobbies
  • Other
  • Chart: Department Stores in Massachusetts Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 26 to 45
  • Consumers aged 46 to 65
  • Consumers aged under 25
  • Consumers aged over 65
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Department Stores in Massachusetts Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Department Stores in Massachusetts

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., Macy's Inc., Nordstrom Inc., Sears Holdings Corporation, J. C. Penney Company Inc., Neiman Marcus Group Inc.,
  • Table: Target Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Walmart Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Macy's Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Nordstrom Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Sears Holdings Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: J. C. Penney Company Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Neiman Marcus Group Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Department Stores in Massachusetts Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Department Stores in Massachusetts Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in Massachusetts (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Big-Box Retailer
  • A relatively new store format characterized by its large size. These stores sell similar merchandise as department stores, but also include grocery items. Also referred to as supercenters.
  • Black Friday
  • The day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It traditionally marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and thus many retailers host sales with heavy discounts.
  • Brick-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • Point-Of-Sale (Pos)
  • A system used at checkout in retail stores using computers and cash registers to capture transaction data at the time and place of sale.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • A technology that tracks products from the time they leave the assembly line to the time they leave the store by releasing continuous signals from a chip.
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