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Market Size Matters: you can't plan a strategy, start a business, or make an investment without understanding key facts about the Clothing Stores industry. Find the information you need to help make the right decisions.


The Report on Clothing Stores contains key information used by Marketing Departments in many of the Fortune 1,000 companies and beyond. The report helps identify industry changes, trends, key players, and growth opportunities.

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Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
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Key Private Companies   .
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2014 Market Research Report on Clothing Stores Industry


Current Research on the Clothing Stores Industry

An industry ranging from major corporate retailers to small boutiques, the clothing store industry reaches a broad consumer base but must develop techniques to target segments and cut costs.

Like other members of the retail industry, clothing store industry growth is dependent on consumer spending and general economic health. To maintain growth, clothing stores need to build an Internet presence to capture Internet purchases. Clothing retailers have to appeal to two separate audiences—teens and younger adults through fashion and design and older adults through quality and durability. Additional demographic and cultural groups identify many market segments.

This section provides answers to the fundamental and commonly-asked questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size ($ millions)?
  2. Has the market grown or declined?
  3. What is the market growth rate?
  4. Are long term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the industry size and average company size?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size Statistics

The total U.S. market size for the Clothing Stores industry: statistics cover all companies, both public and private. In addition to total revenue, the industry research provides details on employees, companies, and average firm size in the sector. Use this market information to research and analyze growth rates and the Clothing Stores industry trends and market outlook based on quantitative research and economic data.

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Statistics 2008        2009        2010        2011        2012        2013
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of US Census and government market data



Market Forecast - Clothing Stores[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook & Clothing Stores future growth trends. The following five-year forecast utilizes advanced econometric techniques that project both short-term and long-term market growth outlook. The industry outlook can be used to set a strategy applicable to economic realities.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 201420152016 2017 2018
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Clothing Stores industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Groceries & Other Foods For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics

Men's Wear, Including Accessories

Men's Overcoats, Topcoats, Raincoats, Outer Jackets

Men's Suits & Formal Wear

Men's Sport Coats & Blazers

Men's Tailored & Dress Slacks

Men's Casual Slacks & Jeans, Walking Shorts.

Men's Career & Work Uniforms

Men's Dress Shirts

Men's Sport Shirts, Including T-Shirts, Knit & Woven Shirts

Men's Sweaters

Men's Hosiery, Pajamas, Robes, Underwear

Men's Sports Apparel, Including Tennis, Golf, Jogging, Swimming

Men's Accessories, Including Hats, Gloves, Neckwear, Handkerchiefs

Men's Sweat Tops, Pants, & Warm-Ups

Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories

Furs, Fur Garments

Dresses, Including All Types

Dressy & Tailored Coats, Outer Jackets, Rainwear

Suits, Pantsuits, Sport Jackets, Blazers

Slacks/Pants, Jeans, Walking Shorts, Skirts

Tops, Including T-Shirts, Knit & Woven Shirts, Blouses, Sweaters

Women's Sports Apparel, Including Tennis, Golf, Jogging, Swimming

Hosiery, Including Pantyhose, Socks, Tights

Bras, Girdles, Corsets

Lingerie, Sleepwear, Loungewear

Hats, Wigs, Hairpieces

Accessories, Including Handbags, Wallets, Neckwear, Gloves, Belts

Custom-Made Garments

Women's Sweat Tops, Pants, & Warm-Ups

Other Apparel, Including Uniforms, Smocks & Other Apparel Items

Children's Wear, Including Boys', Girls', Infants' & Toddlers'

Boys' (Sizes 2 To 7 And 8 To 20) Clothing & Accessories

Girls' (Sizes 4 To 6x And 7 To 14) Clothing & Accessories

Infants' & Toddlers' Clothing & Accessories

Footwear, Including Accessories

Men's Footwear, Including Dress & Casual Footwear

Women's Footwear, Including Dress & Casual Footwear

Children's Footwear, Including Boys', Girls', Infants', & Toddlers'

Men's Athletic Footwear, Including Sneakers & Outdoor/Hiking Boots

Women's Athletic Footwear, Including Sneakers & Outdoor/Hiking Boots

Children's Athletic Footwear, Including Sneakers & Outdoor/Hiking Boots

Curtains, Draperies, Blinds, Slipcovers, Bed & Table Coverings

Furniture, Sleep Equipment & Outdoor/Patio Furniture

Kitchenware & Home Furnishings

Jewelry, Including Watches, Watch Attach, Novelty Jewelry

Costume & Novelty Jewelry

All Other Jewelry

Toys, Hobby Goods, & Games

Optical Goods, Including Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, Sunglasses

Sporting Goods

Luggage & Leather Goods

Souvenirs & Novelty Items

Seasonal Decorations

All Other Merchandise

All Nonmerchandise Receipts

Labor Charges For Work Performed By This Establishment

All Other Nonmerchandise Receipts



U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Price Trends for Clothing Stores

This section shows how prices are changing within the on a month-to-month basis. Price changes may be affected by seasonal demand, or by larger movements in product sales.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of an "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
 
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics




Financial Ratio Analysis - Clothing Stores

Financial ratio information can be used to compare how a company in the industry is performing relative to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation Ratios - Clothing StoresIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Clothing Stores industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Clothing Stores measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity Ratios - Clothing StoresIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.


Efficiency RatiosIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.



Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 1%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Sales and Related Occupations 86%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 10%
Cashiers 6%
Retail Salespersons 69%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Companies in Clothing Stores and Similar Industries[PREMIUM]

Clothing Stores market research identifies top companies with the largest estimated market share. Information includes corporate earnings and public company ticker symbols where available.

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Public Clothing Stores Company News

Web scan for recent news about public companies. Clothing Stores market research on key company news, and Clothing Stores statistics. The market size analysis identifies the overall sales data within the industry. Statistics break down facts about companies within the market.


Government Contracts Related to Clothing Stores

In 2013, the federal government spent a total of $10,009,565 on Clothing Stores. It has awarded 878 contracts to 249 companies, with an average value of $40,199 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Clothing Stores to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Clothing StoresOpportunity/Threat
Family Clothing Stores Competing industry
Women's Clothing Stores Competing industry
Discount Department Stores Competing industry
Mail-Order Houses Competing industry
Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories are less than those from Clothing Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories sales, taking market share from this industry.
Women's, Juniors', And Misses' Wear, Including Accessories Product Sales Report



Men's Wear, Including Accessories
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Clothing StoresOpportunity/Threat
Family Clothing Stores Competing industry
Men's Clothing Stores Competing industry
Discount Department Stores Competing industry
Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry
Sporting Goods Stores Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Men's Wear, Including Accessories are less than those from Clothing Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Men's Wear, Including Accessories sales, taking market share from this industry.
Men's Wear, Including Accessories Product Sales Report



Tops, Including T-Shirts, Knit & Woven Shirts, Blouses, Sweaters
Tops, Including T-Shirts, Knit & Woven Shirts, Blouses, Sweaters Product Sales Report

Slacks/Pants, Jeans, Walking Shorts, Skirts
Slacks/Pants, Jeans, Walking Shorts, Skirts Product Sales Report

Children's Wear, Including Boys', Girls', Infants' & Toddlers'
Children's Wear, Including Boys', Girls', Infants' & Toddlers' Product Sales Report

Dresses, Including All Types
Dresses, Including All Types Product Sales Report

Footwear, Including Accessories
Footwear, Including Accessories Product Sales Report

Suits, Pantsuits, Sport Jackets, Blazers
Suits, Pantsuits, Sport Jackets, Blazers Product Sales Report

Accessories, Including Handbags, Wallets, Neckwear, Gloves, Belts
Accessories, Including Handbags, Wallets, Neckwear, Gloves, Belts Product Sales Report

Men's Sport Shirts, Including T-Shirts, Knit & Woven Shirts
Men's Sport Shirts, Including T-Shirts, Knit & Woven Shirts Product Sales Report