The Clothing Retailing industry has faced several tough years, with cautious consumer spending, intense competition, higher rent costs and the aftermath of the global financial crisis driving down revenue and profit margins. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 0.6%.
Widespread economic uncertainty over the past five years has prompted consumers to become more cautious about spending. As a result, the private savings rate reached record highs. Retail figures suggest that consumers remained nervous about the global economy in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
Clothing retailers purchase a variety of apparel products and accessories from wholesalers and manufacturers and sell these products directly to consumers, generally without developing or changing them. Most retailers in the industry sell goods in one or more shops and may operate an online store. The industry excludes operators of department stores and online-only retailers.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.