Rags to riches: Traditional retailers' online stores are driving industry revenue growth

The Clothing Retailing industry has faced several challenges over the past five years, including cautious consumer spending, intense competition and rising rent costs. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.0% over the five years through 2018-19 to total $16.7 billion, largely due to bricks-and-mortar retailers' expansion of their online sales channels. Industry revenue is only anticipated to grow by 0.1% in 2018-19 due to weak disposable income growth.Largely negative consumer sentiment over the past five years and competition from online-only retailers has created a difficult trading environment. However, the growing popularity of online shopping has also supported the industry over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$17bn
Annual Growth 14-19
2.0%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
109,957
Businesses
11,380
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Larger retailers have aimed to increase their economies of scale through mergers and acquisitions
  • Industry competition has intensified as international retailers have expanded their presence
  • Franchise and chain stores are likely to reduce the market shares of independent stores
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry, although these can be lower for smaller players. The capital costs associated with establishing new stores are relatively low, as most operators in the industry are small- to medium-size enterprises with one outlet. The most significant costs for operators include purchases, wages and rent. As location is critical for retailers, if retail space in popular locations is unavailable or too expensive, this may be considered a barrier to entry for smaller players.While market share concentration in the industry is classified as low, concentration is higher in specific segments such as sportswear, where players, such as Accent Group and Super Retail Group, dominate the market. Clo...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Clothing Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Clothing Retailing Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Having a clear market position
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Consumer sentiment index in the Clothing Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Clothing Retailing Industry?

    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. Retailers in the industry sell goods in one or more shops and may operate an online store. The industry excludes department stores and online-only retailers.

    Industry Products
  • Men's clothing
  • Women's clothing
  • Girls' clothing
  • Boys' clothing
  • Infants' clothing
  • Accessories
  • Industry Activities
  • Glove, hosiery, hat and accessory retailing
  • Men's and women's clothing retailing
  • Infants' and children's clothing retailing
  • Foundation garment retailing
  • Fur and leather clothing retailing
  • Work clothing and uniform retailing
  • Sports clothing retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Demand from department stores
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Profit
  • Growing competition
  • Innovation
  • Acquisitions
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growing competition
  • Technological changes
  • Profit
  • Industry participation
  • Table: Clothing Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Clothing Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing Wholesaling
  • Knitted Product Manufacturing
  • Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing
  • Men's and Boys' Wear Manufacturing
  • Sleepwear, Underwear and Infant Clothing Manufacturing
  • Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing
  • Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Women's clothing
  • Men's clothing
  • Accessories
  • Infants' clothing
  • Girls' clothing
  • Boys' clothing
  • Chart: Clothing Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clothing Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clothing Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clothing Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Noni B Limited, Woolworths International (Australia) Pty Limited,
  • Table: Noni B Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Woolworths International (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Clothing Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Clothing Retailing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bricks-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online-only retailer that operates through a website.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • Technology that incorporates a cash register with a credit and debit card electronic payment system in the one device.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • Tags that can track products throughout the supply chain by releasing continuous signals from a chip that is inserted in the product during manufacturing.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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