Curtain call: External competition will contribute to the industry's continued decline

Demand for the Window Treatment Stores industry is on the decline, as consumers increasingly consult general home improvement and decorations stores for their window needs on the basis of price and convenience. Sales of window treatment products from specialized stores suffered over the five-year period despite rising disposable income and consumer confidence. In response, some industry companies have cut back on the number of stores they operate, while others have left the industry altogether. Over the past five years, the industry has been kept afloat by sales of customized products to affluent customers, which generate more revenue than mainstream brands also offered at Home Depot, Lowe's and department stores...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has been kept afloat by sales of customized products to affluent customers
  • To compete with niche operators, many industry players have focused on high-end markets
  • The falling homeownership rate is a significant contributor to declining industry demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the past five years, the popularity of economical home goods offered by big-box retailers has hindered growth for the Window Treatment Stores industry. As a result of the economic recovery, general consumer sentiment and household income have improved and supported sales in most retail industries. This industry has been one of the exceptions, exhibiting declining revenue and a loss of many industry operators due to lack of customers. While positive consumer trends have helped keep the industry alive, they have not been enough to return the industry to its former revenue levels. Pricing pressure from competing lower-price retailers has been a factor, preventing operators from charging the prices required to turn a profit on products purchased from manufacturers. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Window Treatment Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Window Treatment Stores Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Experienced work force
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and Technological change in the Window Treatment Stores industry impact industry performance..

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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 coverings
  • Domestics (e.g. towels, sheets, blankets, table linens)
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing window treatment products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Technological change
  • Homeownership rate
  • External competition

  • Current Performance
  • Competition poses difficulty
  • New products assist recovery
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • The consumer market
  • Competitive barriers
  • Table: Window Treatment Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Window Treatment Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Home Furnishing Wholesaling
  • Paint Wholesaling
  • Textile Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Vertical and horizontal blinds, woven blinds and shades
  • Curtains and draperies
  • Ready-made and custom-made furniture coverings
  • Domestics (e.g. towels, sheets, blankets, table linens)
  • Chart: Window Treatment Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households in the third, fourth and highest income quantile
  • Households in the lowest and second lowest income quantile
  • Businesses for end use
  • Wholesalers and other retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Window Treatment Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent, utilities and depreciation
  • Marketing and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Window Treatment Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Window Treatment Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Window Treatment 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 Window Treatment Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Custom-Made Window Treatments
  • Window treatments designed specifically to the consumers window specifications.
  • Honeycomb Shades
  • Cellular window treatments which contains a hexagonal cell shape
  • Ready-Made Window Treatments
  • Window treatments that are manufactured in a standard length and width.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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