Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores industry comprises establishments that specialize in retailing apparel for children under the age of 17. Over the five years to 2016, an increase in the number of births had a positive impact on industry revenue. However, a decline in the number of adolescents offset some of the gains made from an increasing number of infants and toddlers. While rising consumer confidence index and strong gains in per capita income had a positive impact on demand for children's and infants' apparel, declining prices are expected to reduce revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores industry spends about 11.8% of revenue on labor costs. The retail sector, this industry included, is very customer service oriented. Retailers need to maintain high levels of customer service to help customers with their purchasing decisions. A large portion of labor in this industry is employed on a part-time or casual basis, and employment fluctuates throughout the year. In addition to customer relations, employees perform restocking, maintenance and inventory.
Capital expenditure comes in the form of cash registers, computers and software and physical apparatuses such as shelves and displays... purchase to read more