Plus size clothing stores have thrived in a time of economic uncertainty and weak retail conditions. Although other retail industries have suffered over the past five years, the Plus Size Clothing Stores industry has flourished due to strong consumer demand. Overall growth in disposable incomes has supported increases in revenue to a degree. However, a significant source of industry revenue growth has come from consistent rises in Australia's obesity levels. Approximately 63.5% of the population is considered overweight or obese. This represents a large potential consumer market for the industry.
Retailers in this industry specialise in plus size clothing, which is clothing proportioned specifically for larger men and women. The industry excludes department stores and other clothing retailers that are not primarily engaged in selling plus size apparel.
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.