Overview

Well worn: Changing consumer fashion preferences have benefited industry revenue

The Maternity Wear Retailing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Maternity Wear Retailing industry has performed well over the past five years, despite turbulent economic conditions. Although general clothing retailers have struggled with volatile consumer sentiment and subdued discretionary spending growth, the industry has benefited from strong demand for maternity wear from fashion-conscious consumers. While many women were historically content to make alterations to their existing clothes or purchase oversized clothing during their pregnancy, this has gradually changed in favour of purchasing specialised maternity wear apparel. In response to strong demand, a significant influx of retailers have entered the industry and introduced new product lines. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 1.3%...

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What is the Maternity Wear Retailing industry?

The Maternity Wear Retailing industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration, with no player accounting for more than 5% of revenue. The industry is highly fragmented and is dominated by small, individual businesses. Market share concentration has declined over the past five years as more enterprises have entered the industry. A significant proportion of industry firms are online-only operators. The high fixed costs of setting up a traditional retail store have encouraged many new entrants to set up an online presence instead. Furthermore, pregnant women often prefer to shop online, saving them from the difficulty of physically shopping at multiple stores, particularly in their third trimester. Con...

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Additional Insights for the Maternity Wear Retailing Industry

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

  • Experienced work force
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Having a clear market position
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of births and Real household disposable income in the Maternity Wear Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Maternity pants, jeans, shorts and skirts
    Maternity dresses
    Maternity tops, T-shirts, blouses and knits
    Maternity undergarments and swimwear
    Other maternity wear

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of births
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from department stores
  • Females in the labour force

  • Current Performance
  • Profit
  • Industry participation
  • Competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry participation
  • Technological developments
  • Competition
  • Table: Maternity Wear Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing Wholesaling
  • Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services
  • Retail Property Operators
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Maternity dresses
  • Maternity tops, T-shirts, blouses and knits
  • Maternity pants, jeans, shorts and skirts
  • Maternity undergarments and swimwear
  • Other maternity wear
  • Chart: Maternity Wear Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 25 to 34
  • Consumers aged 35 to 39
  • Consumers aged 15 to 24
  • Consumers aged 40 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Maternity Wear Retailing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Maternity Wear Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Maternity Wear Retailing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bricks-And-Mortar
  • A store that has a physical shopfront from which it sells its products, as opposed to an online retailer that operates through a website.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • Equipment that incorporates a cash register with an electronic payment system to allow for instantaneous transactions.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • Wireless computer chips that track stock throughout the supply chain and contain information about products, such as source, destination and price.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Maternity Wear Retailing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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