In the aftermath of the economic downturn consumers have thought carefully about their choice of clothing retailers and some value-oriented firms like Primark have been very successful. However, retailers have had to work hard to draw consumers away from rival supermarkets and department stores. The evolution of the retail landscape and the persistent rise of online shopping have prompted most retailers to invest substantially in their online offering and delivery capabilities, which has paid dividends.
Clothing retailers source clothing from wholesalers or manufacturers and sell them to consumers. Most industry participants sell goods from one or more retail shop and often operate an online portal as well. The industry does not include enterprises that only operate online. Although accessory sales are covered, shoe sales are not.
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.