Needle and thread: External competition will continue to hinder industry revenue growth

Revenue for the Fabric, Craft and Sewing Supplies Stores industry has exhibited stark decline over the five years to 2017. The industry is threatened by external competition from online retailers of industry products. Not only do online retailers have lower overhead and administrative costs, they are increasingly taking a larger portion of sales away from physical establishments. Input price declines and increasing operational efficiencies have increased industry profitability, however, this has not benefited revenue growth. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to continue its decline, however, at a slower pace...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is threatened by external competition from online retailers
  • Discount department stores and e-commerce retailers have been diminishing much of this industry’s sales
  • Operators will experience fierce competition from the expansion of e-commerce
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Fabric, Craft and Sewing Supplies Stores industry requires low level of capital expenditure relative to labor costs. For every dollar spent on wages, IBISWorld expects $0.05 to be allocated to capital spending.The capital expenditure in this industry includes fixtures and fittings, cash registers and point-of-sale (POS) systems. Over the past 10 to 15 years, the industry has undergone a considerable change with the implementation of computer scanning technology. Its implementation is estimated to have simplified labor tasks and to have also minimized the level of human error in processing purchases. POS systems have enabled operators to computerize their inventory resulting in better supply management. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry are

  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Attractive product presentation
  • Production of goods currently favored by the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and commerce sales in the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry?

    Operators in this industry primarily retail sewing and craft supplies, fabrics, patterns, yarns, needlework accessories, seasonal decorations and sewing machines. Stores that sell sewing machines with other household appliances are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Fabrics
  • Sewing and craft supplies
  • Patterns and other
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing fabric
  • Retailing patterns
  • Retailing sewing supplies
  • Retailing upholstery materials
  • Retailing yarns
  • Retailing needlecraft supplies
  • Retailing sewing machines
  • Retailing sewing craft supplies
  • Retailing seasonal decorations
  • 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
  • commerce sales
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • World price of cotton
  • Consumer Confidence Index

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure in flux
  • Craft competition
  • The changing world of sewing
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • E-commerce penetration
  • Profit and acquisitions
  • Table: Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Textile Mills
  • Toy & Craft Supplies Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Fabrics
  • Sewing and craft supplies
  • Patterns and other
  • Chart: Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Men
  • Women aged 24 or younger
  • Women aged 25 to 44
  • Women aged 45 to 64
  • Women aged 65 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Michaels Stores Inc., Jo-Ann Stores LLC, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.,
  • Table: Michaels Stores Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Jo-Ann Stores LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores 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 Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of cotton (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Baby Boomer
  • A consumer born between 1946 and 1964; this demographic accounts for a major proportion of the US population.
  • Big-Box Store
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its sheer size and large range of products, including electronics, households goods and other consumer products.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • A category of customers that includes homeowners who purchase products and complete their own projects.
  • Notion
  • A small lightweight item for household use, such as needles, buttons and threads.
  • Off-The-Rack
  • Clothing purchased from retail stores and is then designed and manufactured to set size and color specifications.
  • 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.
  • Same-Store Sales
  • A retail measure used to assess the true performance of retail outlets by taking out the effect of new store openings and only looking at sales growth of existing stores.
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