Zip it up: As competition from online retailers increases, revenue decreases

The Women's Clothing Stores industry in Massachusetts decreased steadily over the five years to 2018. Operators have been confronted with declining mall traffic and increasing competition from thriving superstore retailers and e-commerce websites. As a result, industry revenue is anticipated to decrease at an annualized rate of 0.1% to $1.3 billion, including a decrease of 0.8% in 2018 alone. Despite the industry's overall decline, favorable economic conditions are expected to boost some specialty and high-end retailers. In Massachusetts, per capita disposable income and consumer spending are anticipated to increase an annualized 3.4% and 2.6%, respectively...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-0.1%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
8,915
Businesses
1,133

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Competition from online retailers is expected to be particularly intense, hindering industry revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Women’s Clothing Stores industry has a wide-geographic presence of conveniently located stores to maintain competitiveness and capture as many consumers as possible. As a result, industry establishments follow closely in-line with population. In Massachusetts, the North Shore region is home to 35.4% of industry establishments, more than any other region. The North Shore contains 34.8% of the Massachusetts populations. The Greater Boston Region and Southern region represent the second and third largest regions in terms of industry establishment concentration at 23.7% and 13.7%, respectively. Additionally, Greater Boston and the Southern region make up 21.7% and 15.7% of the state’s population. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Women's Clothing Stores in Massachusetts Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Women's Clothing Stores in Massachusetts Industry are

  • Attractive product presentation
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income in Massachusetts and Households earning more than $100,000 in the Women's Clothing Stores in Massachusetts industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Women's Clothing Stores in Massachusetts Industry?

    This industry is composed of establishments that specialize in women’s wear, including misses’, juniors’, plus-size and maternity clothing. Operators in this industry undertake sales and administrative activities, such as customer service, advertising and handle cash. Some stores also offer basic alteration services on-site.

    Industry Products
  • Tops
  • Bottoms
  • Dresses
  • Outerwear
  • Underwear
  • Industry Activities
  • Selling women's shirts, blouses and other tops
  • Selling women's pants and jeans
  • Selling skirts and dresses
  • Selling women's outerwear and suits
  • Selling maternity wear
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income in Massachusetts
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • External competition for the Women's Clothing Stores industry
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64 in Massachusetts

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Women's & Children's Apparel Wholesaling
  • Women’s, Girls’ and Infants’ Apparel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Tops
  • Bottoms
  • Other
  • Dresses
  • Outerwear
  • Underwear
  • Chart: Women's Clothing Stores in Massachusetts Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Highest income quintile
  • Fourth income quintile
  • Third income quintile
  • Second income quantile
  • Lowest income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Women's Clothing 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 Women's Clothing Stores in Massachusetts

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
    Ascena Retail Group Inc., Chico's FAS Inc., New York & Company Inc., Sycamore Partners LLC,
  • Table: Ascena Retail Group Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Chico's FAS Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: New York & Company Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Sycamore Partners LLC - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Women's Clothing 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 Women's Clothing Stores in Massachusetts Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Consumer spending (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Baby Boomers
  • The demographic of Americans born between 1946 and 1964, accounting for a major proportion of the population.
  • Brick-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • E-Tailer
  • A retailer that primarily sells goods and services via the internet. Many of these companies do not have brick-and-mortar locations.
  • Fast Fashion
  • Clothing collections based on the most recent runway shows.
  • Misses
  • A retail clothing segment targeted at fashion-conscious teen girls with relatively high levels of disposable income.
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