Industry Threats & Opportunities
- The industry has been kept afloat by sales of customized products to affluent customers
- Competition has precipitated the closure of many industry stores located near big-box retailers
- The coming years will be shaped by changing demographics and innovation... purchase to read more
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand for window treatment stores 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. Over the past five years, the industry has been kept afloat by sales of customized products to affluent customers. IBISWorld expects total revenue for the Window Treatment Stores industry to decline over the five years to 2016. Over the five years to 2021, revenue is anticipated to continue its downward trend, but at a slower pace. The industry is expected to benefit slightly from increased disposable income over the next five years, which will lead consumers to spend more on curtains and specialized window furnishings. However, competition will continue to be the industry's biggest obstacle... ... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Similar to most retail industries, the geographical spread of industry establishments falls in line with population trends in each US regions and thus consumer demand. A greater number of residents in a particular region results in stronger demand for products retailed by the Window Treatment Stores industry.
Based on US Census Bureau data, IBISWorld estimates that the Southeast region accounts for the largest share of industry establishments at 25.8%, and the largest share of the US population at 25.6%. Due to higher levels of the older population with houses, Florida alone is estimated to capture about 13.0% of all establishments.
The Mid-Atlantic and West regions are expected to hold 20.5% and 16.3% of industry establishments, respectively. Bot.. ... purchase to read more
Additional Insights for the
Window Treatment Stores
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... purchase to read more