On the plus side: High levels of obesity in Australia have encouraged revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Plus Size Clothing Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is facing strong competition from department stores, which also stock plus size clothing
  • There will be continued competition from department stores and general clothing retailers

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Plus Size Clothing Stores industry has thrived during a period of economic uncertainty and weak retail conditions. Although other retail industries have struggled 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 industry revenue growth. However, Australia's obesity levels have been of greater significance. Approximately 63.5% of the population is considered overweight or obese. This represents a large potential consumer market for the industry. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 5.3% to reach $842.7 million...

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    What is the Plus Size Clothing Stores industry?

    The Plus Size Clothing Stores industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2021-22, industry value added (i.e. the industry's contribution to the economy) is expected to increase by 3.5%, a strong performance compared with annualised GDP growth of 2.5% over the same period. This indicates that the industry is growing at a faster rate than the overall economy.

    Strong consumer demand and rapid introduction of new clothing lines has characterised the growth phase of the industry. This has resulted in an increase in the number of fashion brands that cater to plus size consumers. As more retailers jump on the plus size bandwagon, the number of enterprises in the industry has grown. Ove...

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    Additional Insights for the Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry

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

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Ability to carry top quality brands
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Levels of obesity and Demand from department stores in the Plus Size Clothing Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Women's clothing
    Men's clothing
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    City Chic
    Taking Shape

    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
  • Levels of obesity
  • Demand from department stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer sentiment index

  • Current Performance
  • Heavy competition
  • Growth opportunities
  • Profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continuing competition
  • Growth opportunities
  • Profit
  • Table: Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing Wholesaling
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Men's and Boys' Wear Manufacturing
  • Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing
  • Women's and Girls' Wear Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Women's clothing
  • Men's clothing
  • Accessories
  • Chart: Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54 years
  • Consumers aged 15 to 34 years
  • Consumers aged 55 years and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plus Size Clothing Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Specialty Fashion Group LimitedTS 14 Plus Australia Pty LtdPretty Girl Fashion Group Pty Ltd
  • Table: Specialty Fashion Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: TS 14 Plus Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Pretty Girl Fashion Group Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plus Size Clothing Stores 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 Plus Size Clothing Stores Industry
  • 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
  • The ability to conduct transactions via the internet.
  • Obesity
  • A medical condition characterized by excess body fat, generally classified as having a body mass index above 30.0.
  • Plus Size Clothing
  • A general term given to clothing proportioned specifically for people with larger dimensions.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • An electronic payment system that incorporates the use of a cash register with a credit or debit card from the same device.
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